Hoppin' John

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John - a New Year's Tradition! Southern legend has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day you will have good luck in the new year. Don't take any chances! Ground beef, sausage, black-eyed peas, onion, Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, garlic, celery, and bell pepper. Serve over rice with homemade cornbread. #newyears #hoppinjohn #goodluck #blackeyedpeas
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Hoppin John for Good Luck

In the South, we eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Legend has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day you will have good luck in the new year. I'm not one to tempt fate, so I ALWAYS eat black-eyed peas. You know, just in case! This Hoppin' John recipe is a delicious way to eat black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas loaded with ground beef, pork, and tomatoes. Serve the Hoppin John over some rice with homemade cornbread - YASSS!

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How to Make Hoppin John with Ground Beef and Sausage

This Hoppin John is very easy to make. Start with browning some ground beef and ground sausage. I used a roll of Hot Jimmy Dean sausage. Once the meat is brown, drain the fat and add the remaining ingredients to the skillet. The main ingredient in Hoppin John is black-eyed peas. This is also loaded with diced tomatoes and green chiles, onion, garlic, celery, and bell pepper.

I used regular Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, make sure to use Mild Rotel tomatoes or a couple of cans of plain diced tomatoes.

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Hoppin John is Great for a Crowd

This makes a lot of Hoppin John. It is great for a crowd. You can also freeze the leftovers for a quick meal later. As I said, Hoppin John is traditionally served over rice. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that go great with this Hoppin John:








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quick, easy, simple, best, brunch, new years, good luck, canned black-eyed peas, for a crowd, new year’s eve
Main Dish, Entree
American
Yield: serves 10 to 12

Hoppin’ John Recipe

prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins
Hoppin' John - a New Year's Tradition! Southern legend has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day you will have good luck in the new year. Don't take any chances! Ground beef, sausage, black-eyed peas, onion, Rotel tomatoes, and green chiles, garlic, celery, and bell pepper. Serve over rice with homemade cornbread. #newyears #hoppinjohn #goodluck #blackeyedpeas

ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground hot pork sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 bunches green onions, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (10-oz) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 3 (15.5-oz) cans black-eyed peas, undrained

instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage and beef over medium heat; drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30, or until very thick, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over cooked rice.

NOTES:

Can freeze leftovers for a quick meal later.
Use Mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles if you are worried about the dish being spicy.
Can use regular sausage or turkey sausage in place of hot sausage.



MORE BLACK-EYED PEA RECIPES:
Black Eyed Pea & Cornbread Casserole
Black Eyed Pea Soup
Black Eyed Peas with Sausage & Jalapenos
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas & Ham


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