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Hoppin' John

All You JANUARY 2007

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time:4 Hours
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.11


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 1/4 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 (15.5 oz.) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small smoked ham hock (about 12 oz.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • Hot sauce, optional


Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion and celery. Cook, stirring often, until slightly tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in peas and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, scraping up any cooked bits.

Put ham in a slow cooker and pour pea mixture over it. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove ham and set aside. Season pea mixture with salt and pepper. When ham is cool enough to handle, shred it; discard fat, gristle and bone. Stir meat into peas and spoon over rice. If desired, sprinkle with hot sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 397
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 65g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Sodium: 062mg

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