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Black-Eyed Pea Chowder

A close friend passed on this recipe. It's been in her family for years, and now it's a favorite in ours, too (my husband and I have an 11-year-old son). In fact, we've turned having Black-Eyed Pea Chowder into a New Year's tradition at our house For a large crowds, I've sometimes doubled the recipe. Everyone that I've made it for has enjoyed it. I even have a friend who doesn't like black-eyed peas but loves the chowder.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon strips
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) beef consomme
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of drippings; saute the celery, onion and green pepper until tender. Add bacon and remaining ingredients; heat through.

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