Hoppin John- (Black Eyed Peas)

Hoppin John- (black Eyed Peas) Recipe

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Deanna Rodgers


Being a Northern Ohio girl we did not raise black-eyed peas. So when we moved to Mississippi I had never heard of eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day to bring good luck, for the coming year. Well, I tried them many ways and was not a fan, until I came across this recipe in a very old Mississippi cookbook. Ah, I finally found a really good recipe and one I enjoy making and eating. I now make this every New Years Day. Hope you will try it and enjoy!


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30 Min
50 Min


  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1 medium
  • 1/2 large
    green bell pepper,chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    16-oz. black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can(s)
    16-oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    ro-tel tomatoes/chilis, hot or mild
  • 13/4 c
  • 1 c
    white rice, uncooked
  • 2 c
    cooked ham, chopped

How to Make Hoppin John- (Black Eyed Peas)


  1. In a large skillet, partially fry bacon, add chopped onion and peppers, fry until vegetables are tender. Drain grease.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 2 quart baking dish. Cover. Bake in a Preheated 350 degree oven for 40- 50 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Good Served with just a green salad and cornbread.

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About Hoppin John- (Black Eyed Peas)

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork

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