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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

354 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 32.8mg 11% DV; sodium 1868.2mg 75% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
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 I definitely keep this recipe around. Very easy and seems like a good recipe to try variations with to keep it fresh. I added the picture so others can see how good it looks! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
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 I definitely keep this recipe around. Very easy and seems like a good recipe to try variations with to keep it fresh. I added the picture so others can see how good it looks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
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 converting folks that do not like black-eyed peas! Thanks for a great recipe... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
The addition of tomato was nice! Simple and I had all the ingredients to make it in my kitchen. I omitted the bell pepper due to allergy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2013
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 without green Chiles long grain brown rice a yellow bell pepper and Emerils BAM seasoning with a pinch of cayenne in place of the Cajun seasoning because it's what I happened to have on hand. Followed instructions as written and it came out perfect. Great belly-warming dinner on a cold Feb nite. Plus with a 45 min simmer time I got a nice little workout on the treadmill! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
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 used Pirate Mike's Blackened Fish Seasoning (Ft. Myers FL). It was delicious--and not too spicy. Didn't need salt and pepper at all. Thanks for what will become a staple around our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
I added some smoked ham hocks diced up. Fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Here it is 40 minutes away from my New Year 2019 and I am reviewing a recipe. My background is a transplanted guy from NJ who has now lived in TX for about 30 years and had never heard of the blackeyed pea tradition on New Years for good luck. Well you speak of blackeyed peas here and there is no getting around "Hoppin' John" as the primary way to serve them. With the name of the dish it seemed to me that it should be at least lively. In all my time here all the recipes I came upon just turned out to be "Limping John" at best (some just "Stumblin' John" of "John On His Knees Not Able to Go On After Celebrating") I really did like this change of pace from all my other attempts. I followed instructions almost exactly (I usually do it to a tee If I would dare to review as given). I upped the garlic by two more cloves since that is my bent ahem. I also went to the market and could not find anything labeled "Cajun Seasoning" except for a huge canister of Ragin' Cajun brand which was more than I would need before it probably would spoil so I opted for well known Creole Seasoning which you probably all know about. In any case the end product was delicious and I am saving this one for New Years to come. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2019
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 love the addition of tomatoes and Cajun spice...it gave it a "jambalaya" twist. The sausage I used was a "Rye Whiskey & Black Pepper" flavour and I added four strips of cooked bacon cut into pieces and it all came together beautifully. This is a keeper. Read More