New Year Soup

A great winter soup that keeps the new year going!

The Soup Diva

This is my variation on Hoppin’ John, a traditional stew/soup served on New Year’s Day and beyond for good luck. It incorporates several Southern and other customs, which you can read about here.
  • 32 oz chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups chopped or diced cooked ham (plus leftover bone, if available)
  • About 4 cups fresh greens of your choice, chopped as desired
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown (or black) rice*
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic or garlic paste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
Place all ingredients in large slow cooker or stove pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours in slow cooker or medium-low 45-60 minutes…

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Author: Tony Burgess

Hi There! My name is Tony Burgess. My friends call me "T-Bird", I'm a believer, blogger, lover and bleeding heart idealist from the great city of Chattanooga, TN. I embrace all things geeky and nerdy. This blog is where I chronicle and curate the silly and sacred things in life. My life is about my wife of 17 years Laura, Cody our boy dog, family, friends and of course blogging. I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank. The Episcopal/Anglican Church is where I express my faith and St. Peter's parish is my community. Grace and peace to all!

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