Hoppin' John
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I make this every New Year's day. That's why I always make a ham for Christmas, so I'll have a nice bone for this dish.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: United States - Southern
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1/3 Green pepper chopped
  • 1/3 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/3 Yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Bacon fat
  • 1 Hambone
  • 1 pound Black eyed peas dry
  • 1 teaspoon Zatarain's Creole Seasoning
  • 1 quart Water
  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  1. In a deep heavy pot, sauté the onions and peppers in the bacon fat until the onions are translucent. Add the ham bone, black-eyed peas, water, and seasoning. The water should cover the beans completely - add more water as needed. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about 2 1/2 hours, or until the beans have completely softened. Cut some of the meat away from the bone and mix it in well.
  2. To make the rice, put the rice, water, butter, and salt into a heavy pan. Cover and simmer until the rice has absorbed all the water, about 20 minutes.
  3. When the rice is done, serve the beans over the rice, and offer the other ingredients to those who wish them.
You can add a little smoke flavoring if you want.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 419 Fat: 35 Protein: 20
Recipe by The Good Plate at https://the-good-plate.com/hoppin-john-kale-and-corn-bread-new-years-day-lucky-food/