Published Mar 21st
New Year’s Day Soup
Prep 15m Cook 1h 30m Additional 8h Ready In 9h 45m
Servings 12 servings Calories 312.7

This soup will bring you good luck for the new year! It is a yummy way to make sure you have your black-eyed peas – a Southern New Year’s tradition.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
  • 3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
  • ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large saucepan with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. 2 Drain and rinse the soaked black-eyed peas, and return to the saucepan. Mix in the beef broth, dry onion soup mix, sausage, rice, and green chilies. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the beans are tender. Add water as necessary to keep the ingredients covered with liquid.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 312.7
  • Carbohydrate 35.1 g
  • Cholesterol 25.7 mg
  • Fat 12.7 g
  • Fiber 5.2 g
  • Protein 13.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Sodium 1130.5 mg
  • Sugar 4.3 g


  1. This was really really good. Made it yesterday to used left over rice which I added last - long enough to heat in the rest of soup. Overheard husband telling someone how good it was on the phone. Will definitely make again and may add a little more "heat" if children aren't here.
  2. This is a really great recipe for a soup that will last a week or so for one person... And even a lot for a family. The recipe comes out really thick so if you do want a soup I added about two and a half cups of water or stock. Then I added a - Read more ...
  3. We had this on New Year's Eve 2016. It was delicious! Even my picky 9 year old loved it called it comfort food & asked me to make it more often. I used 2 cans of black-eyed peas drained & rinsed rather than the dried beans. I used ground hickory smoked sausage because of an - Read more ...
  4. I doubled the recipe. I used cranberry beans instead of black eyed peas since I couldn't find peas at the store. I also added 1/4 cup hot sauce 3 cups fresh kale & half the rice called for. Turned out pretty good.:)
  5. This is a great base for a recipe but is missing a few key ingredients. Here are the changes I made: - added LOTS of liquid - a quart of chicken stock (what I had) 3 cups of water & a large can tomato sauce - used brown rice; it holds up better to the - Read more ...
  6. I substituted some organic french onion soup for the dry onion soup and beef broth. Also used some sliced kielbasa in place of the sausage. It was excellent. Will definitely use this recipe again!
  7. Liked this recipe because it had all the elements that New Year's Black-eyed Peas should have; spicy and smoky. When I made this right out of the gate I added basmati rice which has a longer cook time (no mush) cumin and about 4 1/2 cups of extra water. Next time I may try to - Read more ...
  8. We didn't care for this recipe much. Cooking the rice that long turns it to mush. You have to add a lot of extra water during the cooking time too. I probably won't make again but would definitely recommend adding the rice during the last half hour of cook time.
  9. I chose this for my New Year's black-eyed pea recipe! It's pretty good- it's not spicy & is more of a mush than a soup. You really have to watch it & keep adding water- it makes a lot- use a big pot.(4-5 qt.) Good luck to all in 2005! Happy New Year!