Hoppin' John
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • leftover ham or roast bones
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • ½ bell pepper finely diced
  • 6 - 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice
  • 4 cups of water or broth
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • I cup leftover roast or ham, diced (optional)
  1. Add 8 cups of water and one pound of dried black-eyed peas to a large pot. Cook over high heat. Bring to a boil and boil rapidly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse peas.
  2. Add drained and rinsed peas to a large pot, with 6 cups of water and bones. Cook over a medium-high flame until the water reaches a boil. Lower flame and simmer with the lid tilted for 1½ hours or until desired tenderness is reached.
  3. While the beans are cooking, Saute the onion, celery, peppers, and garlic in olive oil. Add rice, water or broth, and spices.
  4. Cook rice over medium-high flame until it reaches a boil. Lower flame, place a lid on the pot and simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. once the rice is done cooking, stir in the leftover meat.
  6. Once the peas are done cooking, remove bones and drain any excess liquid.
  7. Add rice mixture to the black-eyed peas and stir to combine.
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at https://premeditatedleftovers.com/new-years-day-recipe-hoppin-john/