Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

From our friends in New Orleans - the birthplace of TRUE american cuisine :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large soup pot until crisp, remove.
  2. Add celery, green pepper, and onion in bacon grease for about 5 minutes, till soft - add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add bacon back to pot, and add tomatoes, peas, and RoTel.
  4. Season to taste with spices and cook on low for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Correct seasonings if desired.
  6. Serve hot over cornbread or rice.


Most Helpful

I made this for a New Years brunch at a friends house who happens to be vegetarian. I made a vegetarian version by subbing Smart Bacon, bacon substitute for the bacon. I used canned whole peeled plum tomatoes that I chopped up instead of fresh because you can't buy a decent tomato in NY in Jan. I followed the rest of the recipe and it turned out fantastic. I served it over white rice and it was a big hit. I can't wait to try it with bacon.

dna414 January 06, 2011

Your recipe sounded like a winner and it was! I live in the south now but grew up on the west coast. I have embraced the southern cuisine and this is a great example. Lots of fresh vegetables with the right amount of seasonings simmered with bacon. I had some turkey kielbasa in the freezer so I sliced it and browned it with the bacon. My family likes their dishes "meaty." Thank you and thank Suzy. Really good eating on New Year's Day.

Bren in LR January 01, 2016

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