Good Luck Hoppin' John

Terry Brooks

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@Terrykb11

We were stationed at Charleston Air Force Base in S. Carolina for 13 yrs from 1976-1989. I learned to love grits and the tradition of eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day for good luck! Even though we don't live there anymore I still keep the tradition, but have tweaked it a little over the years. Hope you like it.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil
1
medium onion, diced
1/2
red pepper, diced
1/2
green pepper, diced
3
cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1
handful crumbled bacon, optional
1 tsp
crushed red pepper (for heat)
2 can(s)
black eyed peas, 15 oz.
4 c
cooked rice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the olive oil and sauté the onion, peppers and garlic until translucent, about 4-5 min.
2
Stir in the black eyed peas, broth, s & p, and parsley. Add the crumbled bacon if using. Pour all into a slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
3
Serve over the cooked rice. Enjoy. My husband likes to garnish the top of his with fresh chopped onions and more parsley.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern