slices of Oscar Meyer Bacon
chunks of ham from a spiral cut ham (Costco Kirkland
brand) where the slices stop, as much as you want
oz bag of frozen chopped onions, thawed
cans Trappy’s black eyed peas,
cans Swanson natural goodness chicken broth
can Del Monte petite cut tomatoes with jalapeños
small can of Old El Paso diced green chilies
tsp black pepper
rounded tsp minced garlic from a jar (2 cloves)
large soup pot cook bacon cut up in 1 inch pieces on
medium to medium high heat.
brown, add onions and reduce heat to medium, let onions
sauté until starting to look translucent.
chicken broth and remaining ingredients, bring to boil
then reduce heat to simmer for 20-30 minutes. This soup
is better the 2nd day when the flavors have
had time to mesh. It should freeze well.