Reviews for Quick Hoppin' John Soup
Loved this and I usually hate black-eyed peas. We used Smoked Turkey Sausage and added some sage rather than using the pork. Will definitely make after New Years.
I made this recipe for our church's Old Fashioned Christmas in large quantity....It was a definite favorite! made it as directed a day before, so had to add broth as the rice soaked up the original broth (but I planned on that happening so no big deal to me ). Flavors were wonderful and people couldn't get enough!
This was very tasty, with several modifications. I didn't have sage flavored sausage, so I used my usual breakfast sausage, and added a tsp. of sage to the recipe. Also, I prefer a thicker stew type soup, so I left out the water, altogether. Will definitely make this again.
Super easy and v. good. I followed the recipe except, I used pintos instead of black-eyes (because I wasn't paying attention to the can I was opening) and it was great.
delicious and hearty! i will definitely make this over and over again. this family does not eat black eyed peas nor do we celebrate the new year but we loved it. i used the sage sausage and added eckrich smoked sausage as well, and a can of spinach. only used 1 can of black eyed peas instead of 2 and added 1 extra 14 oz can of tomato sauce and 1 can of water (to offset the saltiness that the smoked sausage gave to the soup).
Added chopped and sauted celery and onion; can of RoTel instead of one can of tomatoes; used chicken broth instead of water; used regular breakfast sausage; and used canned pinto beans (didn't have black-eyed peas). It was really good and filling. Better the next day.
Easy to make and VERY delicious! It was great the first time making it! Great recipe!
We did a vegetarian version for some of our New Years guests. It turned out great and we just added a smoked tofurkey sausage to the side for them and smoked kielbasa for us. Served also with a side of cornbread and sautéed kale, topped with green onions, hot sauce, and sour cream. It really made for an easy, affordable, colorful, flavorful, and satisfying meal. The beans and rice mixture did just fine without the addition of the meat, all measurements kept the same as listed. Will make again!
I gave this a 5 even tho I didn't care for it. I made it 1 New Years thinking it might make the bep's taste better. I just don't like bep's. But I was really impressed with the taste of the broth. I took the advice of another and sauted onion and celery in with the pork sausage. And added extra sage. Soooo I decided to try it with great northern beans. I added 3 cans drained and rinsed. And boy is that yummy. Can't get enough of it. I also added some kale to it. It is a great recipe either way. If you like bep's. lol
My husband loves black-eyed peas, so I tried this recipe out today for him. He loved it! Just used a hot sausage and added celery, onions and garlic. Nice way to warm up on such a cold day.
Delicious as is!
SOOOOO good we make this all the time. I use pinto beans and add a few shakes of hot sauce to the pot while cooking and top with mozzarella cheese. YUM!
This was so easy and so good. I made some changes though. I used one medium onion, chopped. Instead of using 4 cans of black-eyed beans, I used 1 can of red beans, 1 can of Pink and 1 can of black-eyed beans.
Very tasty and really makes a big pot! I used 2 cans of Glory brand low sodium blacked-eyed peas, 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes, threw in slices of smoked turkey sausage and a large can of Glory brand collard greens. Didn't add the extra liquid because I cooked the rice separate, and had corn bread on the side. Excellent base to start and can do so much with this recipe! Thanks ThoHug!
Great black-eyed pea recipe for New Year's! I've been making this for 4 years now and never have any leftovers. Added some green pepper, celery and some red pepper flakes and serve on top of cornbread when finished with a side of turnip greens and you're set for the New Year!
This soup was easy and really delicious. I used a 32 oz box of low sodium chicken broth, 1 1/2 cups water to account for 4 oz more chicken broth, low sodium tomatoes, and a 4 1/2 oz wild/long grain rice mix with seasoning. The sausage and rice mix had enough sodium, that using everything else low sodium was perfect for our family tastes. Also, the 4 1/2 oz rice mix was plenty for the soup. There was not a lot of excess broth. I will definitely make it again! Thank you.
We loved it!
Made this for New Year's Day this year and it was very good (and easy). I cut the recipe in half and it still made 5 bowls. Because I like things spicy, I added cayenne pepper and hot sauce.
This is the best Hoppin' John that I have ever had. We liked it well enough to incorporate it into our rotation of winter menus. It is easy to prepare, and we really enjoyed it.
Very good and very easy. I used frozen black eyed peas. Next time I'll probably make it in the slow cooker. This will become a standard in our house.
I thought this was excellent, and I hate black eyed peas. I made this for my boyfriend for New Year's because its his tradition, and I really liked it myself. It was very easy and quick to make, and it had a great flavor. I did change one thing, and that was to use 1 can of regular petite diced tomatoes and 1 can of green pepper, onion, and diced tomato mix. The broth of the soup was so tasty! Overall a very good recipe!
I made this for my husband and best friends on New Year's Day 2016. I added a diced onion -- browned it with the sausage. Also added 1 can of tomato sauce and 1/2 tsp. dried red pepper. It was delicious and a big hit with everyone. It is super easy to make and tastes like you spent all day working on it. And now we will all have good luck all year long because we had black-eyed peas on new Year's!
Made this last year; really great flavors.
Good & simple. I found myself longing for a bit more flavor. Maybe the sausage I bought didn't have enough seasoning??
This is delicious! Only things I did differently was to use reduced fat sausage & less of it (just to save some fat & calories) and since time wasn't an issue, I used dried black-eyed peas. Be sure to use chicken broth--really enhances the flavor. It's great to have such an easy, delicious recipe that uses ingredients one might typically have on hand. Thanks for sharing!
Very tasty! I used cut up kielbasa (because that's what I had) and added some sage; I think I tossed in some seasoned salt as well. My kids aren't big on soup, but they were able to sort of pick and choose what went in their bowls. My husband made short work of the leftovers at lunch the next day. Thanks! *I'm editing this to give it 5 stars because it is just so easy, yummy and versatile. It pleases my hubby and father-in-law because it is hearty, and the rest of us just love the flavor. I have made it with kielbasa and with regular or sage sausage, with more or less peas, tomatoes, broth, etc. and it has never been bad. I may look up a homemade copycat rice mix recipe next time to make it less processed.
Delicious. Exactly the kind of recipe I was looking for.
This was such a great EASY meal for a cold January night. Served it with a loaf of French bread with butter.
Super easy and a ton of flavor!
This was a hit on New Year's Day. The whole family loved it! I couldn't believe how good it was and so easy.
This was delicious. I didn't use the tomatoes as my husband is not a big fan. This is my new go to soup. Won't be just for New Years. We all need good luck all year!
This was really good and very easy. Only change I made was cut the recipe in 1/2 added 2 cans broth but no water and 3oz of okra. I will make this again.
Really easy and yummy dish. More importantly, you this recipe holds up to changes if you don't have the exact ingredients in the kitchen. I didn't have Chicken stock so I dissolved three bouillon cubes in water. I didn't have pork sausage so I use Italian Turkey sausage. The dish was still really good.
This was really delicious! The only change I made was to use 2 boxes of long grain/ wild rice mix, because the brand I used (Farmhouse) was only 4 ounces. It ended up thick and hearty, and very tasty.
This is a great recipe. Since my family does not eat pork we substituted the sausage for turkey kiebalsa. My family loved it!
Love this recipe! Actually my whole family does, including my picky 4 year old. I like to add onion (sautéed) and fresh kale (which cooks down). It has great flavor!
I like the simple cooking
I've never had Hoppin' John Soup, but was more than happy to share some of this (since it makes a bunch) with some neighbors who are equally lame. We all loved it. I made some changes, but it doesn't matter what those were, because the basis of the original recipe is strong enough to let us play with it. Don't be afraid to use what you've got on hand. We'll do this again and again - thanks for the recipe!
We usually double soup recipes and put the other part in the freezer to defrost when we don't feel like cooking. This didn't stay in our freezer over a week it was so good! We added cumin and more basic spices such as salt and pepper than called for in the recipe.
This is delicious! I made it today for our New Year's Day meal, but this would be great any time of the year, especially on a cold, winter evening. It's easy to prepare and would be a nice meal to bring to a potluck or party (would be easy to double or triple the quantiy). I found the long grain and wild rice mix (Near East brand) in Whole Foods Market.
This soup is really terrific. I have been making it for New Years for sevveral years. Use diced tomatoes with jalapenos for an extra kick, andoiulle sausage, onions, green pepper, and celery. I also add a dash or two of cajun / creole season ing. I haven't added garlin and I don't know why but I certainly will next time.
This is fantastic!!!!!!!!! And so quick. Will be in my work lunches all week.
Nice and tasty for the amount of effort involved. I used some homemade wild hog sage sausage, and used 1 can of hot rotel tomatoes and peppers instead of 2 cans of tomatoes. Good wintertime meal. Really wish I had made some cornbread......
I love this recipe as it's written. I made it again and added a chopped onion, chopped celery, and 5 chopped garlic cloves to the sage sausage as it was cooking along with some additional sage and crushed red pepper. This was absolutely delicious and very easy to make.
Just made this tonight with the left over Black-eyed Peas from New Years ... IT IS AMAZING!! EASY and DELICIOUS!! I did use one can of Rotel Tomatoes to give it a tiny kick. And I had made a whole pound of peas - so I used two boxes of Wild Rice. Anyone should adjust your proportions accordingly. And yes, as others have said - you can add just about anything you want to this. I've never made this dish - always heard of it - I WILL BE MAKING THIS RECIPE AGAIN!!
Thought this sounded a little bland, but was extremely surprised at how tasty it was! Leftovers were just as good
used 6 slices of bacon. super good-great flavor.
I`m cooking as i type. I can`t wait to get into it. It smell`s like mom`s house. God Bless her she could cook. Love all the ingredient`s. This recipe is a keeper for cold days. I doubled the batch so i can have more that one meal out of it. Love the flavor and all that`s in it. Tim Burr from Belton,Mo
Very good. I added 1 1/2 tsp of cajun creole spice, onion chopped and 2 cups of long grain rice. Turned out vey well.
I added a few extra ingredients and this was so delish!!!! I used yellow rice versus the long grain, added curry and some chopped bay leaves, and a can of black beans to the ingredients. OH SO YUMMY!!!
Used Zatarain's Wild Brown Rice Mix & Jimmy Dean's sage sausage. Coupled it with Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread by Bethany Weathersby off this site too and this meal couldn't be easier or tastier for my husband and four kids ages 4-11 on New Year's. Thanks!
This soup is very easy to make, has tons of flavor, and is pretty healthy. I've made it a few times, following the directions exactly. Love it.
Excellent recipe - we followed it exactly as written. Such a nice way to welcome in 2013. Thank you ThoHug
I made a vegan version without the sausage. It was quick, easy and satisfying. It will be a good base for other additions and substitutions, so I will definitely make it again.
Had to modify to fit ingred's on hand. We used spicy sausage and then tossed in some sage. Also added red pepper flakes and a dash of cayenne (we like spicy!). Added diced onion and celery, used 2 cans mild rotel and used water w/chicken boullion in place of one of the cans of chicken broth. Never had Hoppin John before so not sure what's "authentic", but we liked the tomatoes in it and this turned out great and it was done quick! Score!!
Excellent soup!!!!! I used turkey sausage (mild, b/c the store was out of hot - so I added hot pepper flakes) and browned that with celery, onion and garlic. Subbed Rotel for one can of tomatoes. Spiced it up with a bay leaf and a bit of Emeril's "essence." My daughter (a professed soup-hater) LOVED it and even my son (hates beans) ate about half a bowl. I would have kept eating and eating it if I hadn't gotten full! I will definitely make this again and again. Thank you!!!
This was awesome and just had it for our New Years Dinner!! We used recommendations from others and used Dirty Rice and Kielbasa instead and was outstanding. We will make this again!!
Very good! Next time I may use pasta instead of rice, but turned out good overall.
Very good soup and super easy. I used hot and spicy sausage instead of the sage sausage and it gave the soup a little kick. I only added one can of tomatoes because I'm not a huge fan. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It turned out great. Very flavorful. It would be easy to add other ingredients to it and customize it to your specific tastes.
This was a good way to clean out my fridge. I didn't have black-eyed peas, so I subbed chic peas and used 2 packs of the Rice-o-Roni Wild Rice & Wt Rice. There was no "roni" in these packages, as stated by another reviewer (which surprised me actually). Anywho--great taste and so easy!
Really good! As suggested, I added sauteed onions, peppers, garlic and celery. Otherwise, followed exactly.
I almost gave it 5 stars for how good this is compared to how easy it is to make, however, the overall taste doesn't rank up there with the best soups ever. It is still good and worth making. Update: I made this again for 2011 New Years and changed it bit which made it better. I sauted onions with the sausage and finely chopped celery. Served topped with shredded cheddar.
I found this recipe a few years ago & despite this being a family favorite, I'm just now getting around to rating it. (sorry) I've given it 4 1/2 stars as-is & and extra 1/2 star for its flexibility& how we make it now. My husband calls it '2-can Hoppin John' because it's "2 cans or boxes of everything". While we really liked it as written (plus the extra box of rice because I read it wrong the first time & we liked the extra rice), I wanted a little bit ...more...and it IS quick, but many nights we need something ready & waiting for us when we get home, so here's what we've changed: I now add a diced onion & some minced garlic to the sausage while browning, then use a slotted spoon to transfer into a large crockpot. Add a link of Andouille sausage, sliced, then all the listed ingredients. I also add-in 2 drained cans of sliced mushrooms, 2 cans of diced chilies or a few diced fresh peppers like jalapeno or serrano (or use about 29 oz of Ro-tel), & either some drained canned or bite-sized fresh greens such as collard, mustard, turnip, kale, &/or spinach (I eyeball it & use any left over greens for other meals). Set it on low & in 4 hours it's ready, but we've had it go as long as 10 hours & it's still tasty, just a bit mushier. Also tastes great the next day whether as written or with my changes.
This is SO good! I added one large carrot(sliced), 1 cup chopped green bell pepper and about 1.5 cups shredded green cabbage, just for extra veggies. I had mild sausage without sage so I added 1.5 tsp. of thyme in place of the sage. Served with cornbread. FABULOUS!