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Hoppin' John With Greens - Slow Cooker Recipe

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"This is a traditional Southern dish for bringing good luck into the New Year, consisting of black-eyed peas and rice. Eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with luck. The peas are symbolic of pennies or coins, and a coin is sometimes added to the pot or left under the dinner bowls. Greens along with this dish are supposed to also add to the wealth since they are the color of money. Eating this the day after represents frugality and savings. You are supposed to leave 3 peas to assure that the New Year will be filled with Luck, Fortune and Romance. Serve hot with corn bread."
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Ingredients

7 h 20 m servings 342
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Cover black-eyed peas with water in a large soup pot, bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer peas for 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Dissolve vegetable bouillon cube in 1/4 cup hot water in a small bowl; pour bouillon into slow cooker. Stir black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, ham hock, collard greens, oregano, red pepper flakes, and vegetable broth into the cooker. Add 5 cups of water or as needed to cover. Cook 5 hours on High. Stir rice into stew and cook 1 more hour.
  3. Remove meat from ham hock, chop meat, and return to stew. Season with salt and black pepper.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use collard greens, turnip greens, or kale. Rice can be cooked separately and served with peas.
  • If using bacon in place of ham hock or turkey, fry the pieces first and drain on paper towels to remove excess fat.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 342 calories; 8.5 51.1 16.6 23 205 Full nutrition

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This is pretty tasty stuff, but I admit, I had to change it. I don't like to review when I make a change, but this one's special... Tanya, please, if you get the chance, include the crock pot vo...

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I added 1 C chopped leftover ham... The rice turned to mush and the beans weren't quite done. I would definitely add the rice about halfway thru or cook separately and add at the end. I added...

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This is pretty tasty stuff, but I admit, I had to change it. I don't like to review when I make a change, but this one's special... Tanya, please, if you get the chance, include the crock pot vo...

Vegetarian version: Used a couple drops of Liquid Smoke to replace the meat flavor. Used kale because that's what I had. Delicious!

This recipe was very good. My husband who is not a fan of beans of any kind really liked it. Very flavorful. My changes were soaking the black eyed peas for 24 hours before. Threw it all in a a ...

This is a good basic Hoppin'John Recipe, and isn't hard to make, and if it is anything like others I have tried, will be even better tomorrow than today! Serve with good Southern cornbread (no ...

Yes, I made this for New Years 2013 and it's the very best Black Eyed Peas recipe that I've ever tried. I didn't even know what collard greens were! This is such a satisfying dish; gives life ...

I added 1 C chopped leftover ham... The rice turned to mush and the beans weren't quite done. I would definitely add the rice about halfway thru or cook separately and add at the end. I added...

Good recipe! Waited till the end to add rice and cooked until done. Added extra ham.

My wife and I loved it. Perhaps a little zip to it and that is why the kids did not rave as much as we did. I think I saw that someone else had added some left over ham and I did the same. I ...

Boy howdy, was this spicy! And I say that after swapping cayenne for red pepper flakes and reducing to just under a teaspoon. I made the rice separately because it would have overflowed my crock...