A no-fuss version of Hoppin' John features just six ingredients and convenient slow-cooker preparation.
smoked pork hocks (about 1 1/4 lb)
cups Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
tablespoon dried chopped onion
cans (15.8 oz each) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
lb smoked sausage, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
cup uncooked instant rice
Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pork hocks in cooker. Add 1 cup of the broth (refrigerate remaining broth). Top pork with onion, peas and sausage.
Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones, skin and fat. Return pork to cooker. Add remaining broth and the rice. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 10 minutes or until rice is tender.
Planning on leftovers? The rice will continue to soak up the juices, making this more of a casserole the next day. The flavor is still nice, but add a little water before reheating if you prefer a soup.
Have plenty of red pepper sauce and corn bread on hand to go with this southern treat.
Have this stew on New Year's Day. Legend has it, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day ensures prosperity in the coming year.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.