Ham Bone and Black Eyed Peas Soup

Ham Bone and Black Eyed Peas Soup

First let me apologize, I really need to take better pictures for my food posts, some time we get to cooking and I completely forget.. enough of that lets get back to it

My wife has had a tradition ever since we met, its ham hocks and black eyed peas. She usually only makes it for new years but since we had large ham bone from the other night we figured we should probably use it. This was a delicious ham by the way and fed an army.

The recipe is pretty darn simple and only really has 3 major ingredients, beans, water and ham, you could just get away with that. But… hey that’s not the kPlace way of doing things now is it?

Here is my beautiful brides recipe:

The stuff:

  • Two large ham hocks (or 3 or 4 smaller one) OR in this case one big ass ham bone with a lot of meat left on it
  • 1 bag of black eyed peas ( we actually used the half bag and it was just plenty)
      • PLEASE NOTE: The instructions for  prepping the beans are specific, you cant jut through them in. we use the over night soaking method
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • Garlic, salt, pepper and what ever other spices you may want
  • Half a medium onion chopped up
  • Bacon… Cooked Drained and slice into about half inch wide pieces…. We use half a package but hey its bacon use all you want!!
  • Crock pot
  • Cornbread mix
Ham Bone and Black Eyed Peas Soup
Ham Bone and Black Eyed Peas Soup

How to put it together

  • Put the Ham Bone or hocks into your crock pot.
  • Like mentioned above we prepped our bean by rinsing them in cool water and the letting them sit over night submerged in water. we then drained the beans in put them in the pot on top of the ham parts.
  • Add the chopped onion and the bacon.
  • Add the can of chicken broth and top off with water ( usually about 3 cups of liquid, use your best judgement).
  • Throw in your garlic, salt, pepper and what ever spice you may want and stir it up as best you can.
  • Set crock pot for 8 hours and go to work
  • Come home from work and relax for a few…
  • at about 6:30. make that corn bread
  • Call all the Chitlins and the Spouse to the table and enjoy a family meal.

 

Let me know how you like this recipe! heck leave on of your own for me to try!!

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