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Hoppin' John

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 4 hrs
Yield 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 397
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 17 g
  • carbohydrate 65 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • sodium 062 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.