Mamaw's Hoppin' John Peas Recipe

  • 2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 pound lean slab bacon or ham hocks
  • 1 onion, chopped (large)
  • garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups water or chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
Soak, rinse, and drain dried black-eyed peas. Place 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.

Sauté onion and garlic in a little oil.

Add to peas: 4 cups of water or chicken broth garlic and onion, pepper flakes,and meat. Bring to a boil, Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until the peas are tender. (Do not boil as the peas will burst).

Remove meat, and cut into bite size pieces. Return meat to pot. Stir in rice, cover, and cook 20 to 25 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

You can also add 1 can of Rotel tomatoes or stewed tomatoes, or green chilies.

Similar Recipes
Hoppin John
brown rice
dried thyme
finely chopped onions
Sweet Creamed Peas
frozen green peas
heavy cream
Glazed Snap Peas
crushed red pepper flakes
frozen sugar snap peas
real bacon bits

Mamaw's Hoppin' John Peas Recipe Reviews

There currently aren't any reviews or comments for this recipe. Be the first!
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited.
© Copyright 2021 Tecstra Systems, All Rights Reserved, RecipeTips.com