Hoppin’ John

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • For a little added kick, add some red pepper flakes to the pot when you add the peas.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
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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