I am happy to be the first to review this soup. This was delicious. Similiar to a chicken tortilla soup but with chorizo and more heat. I decided it needed a little more substance so added half a bag of frozen shoe peg corn. I also left out the cheese because it was delicious without it and I didn't want the added calories and fat. It makes a lot ( used a 32 oz. bag of frozen black eyed peas)and I knew there would be leftovers, so instead of putting the chips in the pot I crushed some and put in the bottom of each bowl. Other than these minor changes I followed the recipie exactly as written. A nice change and great flavor combination. Try this soup, you won't be disappointed!
I like to have black-eyed peas for New Year's Day and am always on the lookout for a new way to prepare them. This year I tried this recipe. I left out the dairy and the cilantro and still it was very yummy, like a black-eyed pea chili soup. This recipe would easily lend itself to other types of beans, and I will definitely be making it again.