I thought this was very tasty. With a side of corn bread, this was a delicious meal for a cold night. I didn't think it was bland at all, as some folks found. The one change I did was to add the ham at the very end.
Hoppin' John with Mustard Greens
jeanmf Posted: 11/06/09
EllenDeller Posted: 12/31/10
If you use chicken stock instead of water, that will make a huge difference. I also put two chopped jalapenos in with the onions. We don't eat pork, so I used a smoked turkey drumstick, which gives a similar flavor. The large bone left after you cut the meat off makes a good flavor ingredient for cooking beans, too.
SouthernDenise Posted: 04/06/09
This is the best hoppin john recipe I have ever tried. It elevates a southern staple of comfort food to cuisine.
sprater1 Posted: 01/01/12
I used a 15.8oz can of black eyed peas instead and it worked just fine. I also substituted cooked cabbage instead of mustard greens. My young kids liked it alot!
falljunelaker Posted: 03/26/12
Followed the recipe exactly. May try the chicken stock & something for a little heat next time, as mentioned by another poster. May also increase the amount of mustard greens. A good, solid comfort food recipe. Will definitely make again.