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Cuisine of the Southern United States - New Year's Day

Hoppin’ John Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 6


  • 1 cup dry black-eyed peas
  • 4 thick slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dash each of cayenne & black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice


  • Directions:
    Wash peas, then cover with 5 cups water. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and soak overnight. Rinse and drain thoroughly. Cook bacon in heavy pan until browned. Add onion and green pepper. Sauté until onion is tender. Add beans, 2 cups water, and seasonings. Cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove bay leaf; stir in rice. Continue simmering about 10 minutes until all liquid has been absorbed.
Keyword deep south hoppin' john recipe, hoppin' john with tomatoes
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