MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04
  
       Title: Hoppin John Soup
  Categories: D/g, Cajun, Soup, Beans, Boat
       Yield: 6 servings
  
     1/2 c  Black eyed peas
       3 c  Chicken broth
       1 c  Water
     1/4 ts Crushed red pepper
       1    Garlic; clove;finely chopped
     1/2 lb Ham; hunk; cubed
     1/2 c  Onion; chopped
     1/4 c  Rice, uncooked
     1/2 c  Green Pepper; chopped
     1/4 ts Pepper; black or white
       1 ts Celery seed
       2 c  Collard Greens Fresh; finely
            Chopped
       1 c  V-8
       2    Chicken bouillon cubes
  
   Serves 4 - can be doubled easily
   
   Heat peas and water and broth to boiling in large sauce pan or dutch
   oven. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat.  Cover and let
   stand 1 hour. Do not drain.
   
   Stir in crushed red pepper, garlic and ham.  Heat to boiling, reduce
   heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are
   tender. (Do not boil or peas will burst)
   
   Stir in rice, onions, bell pepper, pepper, celery seed, one cup V-8,
   and 2 chicken bouillon cubes.
   
   Cover and simmer about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
   
   Cut stems out of center of collard green leaves.  Slice  and chop in
   match size strips. Stir in collard greens, simmer until heated
   through.
   
   == Courtesy of Dale & Gail Shipp, Columbia Md. == Converted by MMCONV
   vers. 1.50
  
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