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This lucky New Year's Day dish is full of carrots, celery, onions, collard greens. Black-eyed peas for luck and greens, which symbolize money make this a nutritious and delicious soup to welcome in the new year!

Here's what you will need: black-eyed peas; soaked overnight ham, ham hock or ham shank olive oil carrots celery yellow onion garlic red wine vinegar crushed red pepper can diced tomatoes & green chilis; Rotel brand chicken stock fresh collard greens kosher salt ground black pepper 

Here is what is in it:

Step 1: Soak the peas overnight in a large bowl filled with water level at least two inches over the peas. Drain and rinse the next day after they rehydrate.

Step 2: Add olive oil to a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat.  When oil is hot, add onions, carrots, celery, ham hock and cook until veggies have softened; about four to five minutes. Then, add garlic and cook for one minute. 

Step 3: Add the drained peas, red wine vinegar, chicken stock, tomatoes & green chilis, kosher salt & pepper and simmer covered for thirty minutes.  Add the collard greens and cook uncovered for an additional 15-30 minutes, or until the peas are tender. 

Step 4:   Serve immediately and enjoy!!  You can accompany it with cornbread or hoecakes.

"Thank you! The soup was wonderful. I didn't have any greens on hand, but we didn't miss them - the soup was so rich & tasty. (ps - im not on Instagram, but would give you 5 stars if I was.)" ~User Review


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