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Hearty Hoppin' John Stew

Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"I couldn't find a Hoppin' John recipe I really cared for, so I threw this together to enjoy black-eyed peas for New Year's."
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1 h 40 m servings 354
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cook and stir sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is still slightly pink, about 8 minutes. Mix celery and onion into sausage; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 more minutes. Stir garlic and red bell pepper into sausage mixture and cook until bell pepper is slightly soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir brown and wild rice mix, black-eyed peas, tomatoes with their juice, chicken stock, and Cajun seasoning into sausage and vegetables. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover; simmer 45 minutes. Remove cover, raise heat to medium-low, and simmer until stew is thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 354 calories; 13.8 39.2 16.8 33 1868 Full nutrition

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I pretty much followed the recipe as is, with the one exception of using quick cooking whole grain rice. It cut the cooking time down to about 15 minutes and it was great! My husband asked that ...

This is a wonderful rendition of Hoppin John! I've made this as the recipe directed for New Years Day, as per Southern Tradition. This dish is so yummy, it has the power for good luck AND for ...

This has become a family favorite. We usually crock-pot it. I added some left over ham last time and that added a nice flavor. I've shared it with a number of folks, who all are making it now!

Perfect one-dish meal to start the New Year! I used a full pound of sweet Italian sausage, added extra onion, celery and red pepper because I wanted more veggies. Didn't have Cajun spices, so I ...

Easy & versatile. I almost had all the ingredients for this & was looking for a recipe to use black-eyed peas. I used smoked beef sausage diced up in place of the bulk sausage, diced tomatoes wi...

I've made Hoppin John for years with many recipes and different ways (crock pot etc.) and this is my favourite. It was so easy (no soaking the peas overnight) and fast and just delicious. I lo...

So good! I used my pressure cooker to reduce the time. in the cooker, I saute'ed the meat, veggies, seasonings together, added the tomatoes, beans, broth and rice along with one smoked hamhock. ...

Made this exactly as written and my whole crew loved it. (husband, myself, 11 yo, 6 yo, and 4 yo) I have tried different hoppin John recipes for years and this is now my forever Jan. 1 recipe!

I followed the recipe except used mild Italian sausage. Plus increased the water since I used chicken bouillon cubes. Glad I did it took about 10 minutes longer for the rice to get done than the...