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hoppin' john (slow cooker / crock pot)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
NE Lady
Chadron, NE

This is a mish-mash of several different Hoppin' John recipes and has been converted to be cooked in a crock pot. Cornbread and a green salad compliment this meal.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For hoppin' john (slow cooker / crock pot)

  • 1 lb
    dried black-eyed peas, soaked
  • 1 lg
    white onion, diced
  • 2 stalk
    celery, diced
  • 1 md
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1-2 c
    ham, diced
  • 32 oz
    chicken broth
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning blend
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 4 slice
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 bunch
    green onion, diced
  • RICE
  • 3-4 c
    white rice, prepared

How To Make hoppin' john (slow cooker / crock pot)

  • 1
    Combine the soaked beans (soak overnight), white onion, celery, red bell peppers, garlic & ham in a large crock pot.
  • 2
    In a bowl, whisk the chicken bouillon granules and Cajun seasoning into the chicken broth. Pour into the crock pot and stir to combine the ingredients.
  • 3
    Add one bay leaf, pushing it down into the liquid until it is sumerged.
  • 4
    Lay the four strips of bacon over combined ingredients, side-by-side. It's okay if they sink.
  • 5
    Cook on high 7-8 hours (or low 4-5 hours), until the beans are tender. Discard the bay leaf and rendered bacon. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary (add salt & black pepper to taste).
  • 6
    Serve over white rice, garnished with a sprinkle of green onion.

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