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Hoppin' John Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Buffy Hunt
Added: Sunday, October 14, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. dried black-eyed peas
Cold water
1 lb. lean slab bacon or 1 lb. meaty ham hocks
1 lg. onion, chopped
1/4 to 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
4 c. water or chicken broth
2 c. uncooked long-grain white rice
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Before preparing dried beans, sort through them thoroughly for tiny pebbles or other debris. Soak, rinse, and drain dried black-eyed peas. Place black-eyed peas in a large soup pot over medium-high heat and cover with cold water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 to 2 hours. Drain and rinse beans.

Using the same large soup pot, over medium-high heat, add soaked black-eyed peas, bacon or ham hock, onion, and red pepper. Add water or chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the peas are tender (do not boil as the beans will burst).

Remove bacon or ham hock and cut into bite-size pieces. Return meat to pot. Stir in rice, cover, and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

 

 

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