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New Year's Good Luck Soup

New Year's Good Luck Soup


  • 12 ounces smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chipped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (141/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 cups chopped kale or fresh collard greens
  • 1 (151/2-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1. In a large Dutch oven sauté sausage in hot oil over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until browned; drain and return to stove. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté 5 to 7 minutes more, stirring occasionally until tender. Stir in thyme and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute more. Add broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil; let simmer over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in kale; reduce heat to low and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add black-eyed peas and cook 5 minutes more. Add lemon juice, salt and red pepper flakes if needed to taste right before serving. Serve with crusty bread.

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