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This recipe is a Southern Classic and it’s very easy to make and feeds a crowd. Historically this was one of the go to dishes of Southern cooks for New Years.
Hoppin’ John- This recipe is a Southern Classic and it’s very easy to make and feeds a crowd. Historically this was one of the go to dishes of Southern cooks for New Years.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 slices of bacon chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 15 oz. can black-eyed peas rinsed, drained
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dry thyme
- ½ teaspoon dry basil
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 12 oz. sausage sliced
- 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
- 2 cups rice cooked
- ½ cup green onions sliced, garnish
- ¼ cup parsley chopped, garnish
- In a pot add 1 tablespoon of oil and bacon cut heat on medium and cook until bacon browns, sit to the side. In the same pot add onion, bell pepper and celery and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste and bay leaves, cook for 15 seconds. Add black-eyed peas, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, basil, cayenne, sausage and stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Fold in bacon, rice and half of green onions. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve hot and garnish with green onions and parsley.
You can make this dish the ol’school way and use raw black-eyed peas and raw rice. You will need to soak the peas for 4 hours and drain. Follow recipe just increase stock to 3 cups of stock and cook for 1 hour.