Black Eye Pea Soup

(Hoppin John)

Ingredients: black-eyed peas, rice, onion, sweet peppers, celery, garlic, chili powder, black pepper .

1 package Black-Eyed Pea Soup Mix
9 cups of water
1 ham hock
1 28oz. can diced tomatoes
3 Chicken bouillon cubes
Rinse Peas. Put peas, water, ham hock, and remaining ingredients in soup pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 – 1 ½ hours, or until peas are tender. Remove ham hock, chop meat and return meat to pot. For a thicker soup, simmer longer.
Serve with hot cornbread.

Serves approximately 6