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good luck hoppin' john

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Terry Brooks
Lynn Haven, FL

We were stationed at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina for 13 years 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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is an easy way to make Hoppin' John for the new year. It's made with a medley of red and green peppers with onion. The veggies simmer in the slow cooker with broth and black-eyed peas. As it cooks, the flavors meld together creating a flavorful and delicious meal. Serve over a bed of fluffy white rice for a down-home delicious (and lucky) New Year's Day meal. We highly recommend adding a handful of bacon (is bacon ever optional?). It's amazing!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For good luck hoppin' john

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

How To Make good luck hoppin' john

  • Adding olive oil to a skillet.
    Heat the olive oil.
  • Sauteeing onion, peppers, and garlic.
    Sauté the onion, peppers, and garlic until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stirring in remaining ingredients.
    Stir in the black-eyed peas, broth, salt, pepper, and parsley. Add the crumbled bacon if using.
  • Everything poured into a slow cooker.
    Transfer mixture into a slow cooker and cook on low 3-4 hours.
  • Hoppin' John ready to be served.
    Serve over the cooked rice. My husband likes to garnish the top of his with freshly chopped onions and more parsley.