Hoppin' John Stew

Hoppin' John StewRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell


Smoky sausage plays a starring role in this hearty Hoppin' John Stew which simmers in the slow cooker until you're ready to enjoy.


Makes 18 Cups
Total time: 6 Hours, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 6 Hours, 20 Minutes


Smoky sausage plays a starring role in this hearty black-eyed pea stew.
4 (15.8-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, undrained
2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1 (14-oz.) can beef broth
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1 cup water
1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 family-size package boil-in-bag rice, uncooked (about 1 1/2 cups uncooked)


1. Combine all ingredients except rice in a 6-qt. slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on Low 6 hours. Cut top off boil-in-bag rice; pour rice into slow cooker, and discard bag. Stir.

3. Cover and cook on High 20 minutes or until rice is tender.


Add quick-cooking boil-in-bag rice during the last 20 minutes to keep the rice tender and prevent overcooking.