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Hoppin’ John

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Hoppin’ John
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  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Made with black-eyed peas and smoked ham, this southern staple is served on New Year's day for luck.
By Stacey Little
Created Dec 9, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (1 lb) dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 smoked ham hock or 1 cup chopped smoked ham
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 1 can (10 to 14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 cups hot cooked white rice
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Sort and rinse peas. Soak peas in enough water to cover at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2
    Drain and rinse soaked peas; set aside. In 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery; sauté about 5 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add garlic; sauté about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • 3
    Add ham hock, broth, tomatoes and bay leaf. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to simmer; stir in soaked peas. Add salt to taste. Cook 50 to 60 minutes or until peas are tender.
  • 4
    Remove and discard bay leaf. Remove ham hock. Remove ham from bone; discard bone. Shred ham; return to Dutch oven and stir. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Don’t have time to soak the peas overnight? Check the package. Most peas offer a quick-soak method right on the bag that calls for much less time.
  • tip 2
    For a little added kick, add some red pepper flakes to the pot when you add the peas.

Nutrition

390 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 71g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
1280mg
54%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
71g
24%
Dietary Fiber
11g
46%
Sugars
8g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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