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 "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

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