From, "Traditions...A Taste of the Good Life," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Ro-Tel tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • White vinegar to taste (Optional)


Cook bacon until it has rendered the fat.  Transfer bacon to a 6 to 8 quart soup pot.  Saute the onion, green pepper and celery in the bacon fat.  Pour peas into the soup pot.  Add the sauteed vegetables, chopped tomatoes, Ro-Tel tomatoes, salt and pepper.  Cook over medium to medium low heat for 30 minutes.  Correct the seasonings.  Serve hot.


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