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A pot of Hoppin' John made with stewed black eyed peas, ham and vegetables.
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Hoppin' John

This Hoppin' John recipe is black eyed peas simmered with ham and vegetables until tender, then served over rice. A classic Southern recipe that's packed with flavor, and is said to bring good luck in a new year!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword hoppin john
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 163kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup onion finely diced
  • 3/4 cup celery finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper cored, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large ham hock or 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1 pound black eyed peas rinsed
  • 6 cups chicken broth I use low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • steamed rice for serving

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the bay leaf, thyme, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, ham hock or diced ham, and black eyed peas. Stir to combine
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring the pot to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low, and cook for one hour or until peas are tender.
  • Remove the ham hock from the pot. Cut the meat off the bone, and return the meat to the pot.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve over rice.

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Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg