Friday, January 1, 2010

Good Luck Stoup

I adapted this recipe from FatFree Vegan's Spicy Collards and Black-Eyed Pea Soup...   It is a MUST to eat black-eyed paes and greens on New Year's Day for good luck.  I prefer something less watery and more substantial than a soup.  But with a little more liquid than a stew as Rachel Ray would say.  This is quick and easy.  The ro-tel gives it some kick.  So if you prefer it less spicy you could use mild ro-tel or substitute with a can of crushed tomatoes.  We serve this in bowls over brown rice and top it with hot sauce.  I named it Good Luck Stoup because it brings us good luck every year...

1 onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
6 cups veg. stock
1 bag frozen chopped collard greens
1 can Ro-tel (diced tomatoes with green chilis)
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 -2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Spray a large pot with a light coating of olive oil or non-stick spray.  Heat (med heat) and add the onions. Saut√© for about 3 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the celery, carrot, and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 5 more minutes.

Add the ro-tel and collard greens and let cook for about 5-7 minutes to heat up greens, then add black-eyed peas, and vegetable broth. Cook until peas are tender and greens are cooked, about 25 minutes. Serve over brown rice or quinoa. 

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