This delicious, soul-warming soup is a winner for a chilly winter night.
Add stock, tomatoes, black-eyed peas, and water. Bring to a boil, turn to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes, or until peas are thoroughly cooked.
If you have a ham bone with a bit of meat still on it from a spiral sliced ham, you can skip buying the ham steak. Put the ham bone in with the water and stock, and then remove the ham bone after the hour of simmering time. Shred off the meat, return it to the pot, and discard the bone.