You are here: Home » Recipes » New Year’s Good Luck Bean Soup New Year’s Good Luck Bean Soup Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 servings A great dish to serve on New Year's Day. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups mixed dried beans and black-eyes peas, sorted and rinsed2 1/2 teaspoons salt8 cups (or more) water1 ham hock1 large Vidalia onion, chopped1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes with green chiles1 garlic clove, minced Juice of 1 lemon (or to taste) Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Combine the beans and peas with the salt in a saucepan. Add water to cover. Let soak overnight; drain. Add 8 cups water or enough to cover the beans. Add the ham hock and onion. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Remove and discard the ham hock. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours longer or until the beans are tender. Stir in the whole tomatoes, tomatoes with green chiles, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Simmer until ready to serve. Recipe reprinted with permission from Five Forks: Irresistibly Delicious Dishes (Kerr Vance Academy, Henderson, N.C., 2010).