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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.3
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,285.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g

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Hoppin John

Submitted by: BUDGETMOM
Hoppin John

Introduction

Serve over brown rice. This is great served with corn muffins and greens. Cheesecake topped with fruit makes a terrific end to this meal. Serve over brown rice. This is great served with corn muffins and greens. Cheesecake topped with fruit makes a terrific end to this meal.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 pound frozen black eyed peas (or 1 pound dried & soaked peas)
    14 oz - 1 pound smoked turkey sausage (sliced or cut into bite size pieces)
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 jalapeno (diced & no seeds)
    1 can tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
    1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    3-4 cups chicken broth

Tips

I used dried and soaked peas and 4 cups broth. Next time only use 3 cups, add more if needed. It was a little watery. Served over rice.


Directions

Heat a 5 quart saucepan over medium high heat. Add sausage and brown for a few minutes. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add 3 cups chicken broth, tomatoes, seasonings, jalapeno and black eyed peas. Make sure the mixture is covered with broth. If not, add more. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot losely (with lid tilted) and lower the heat to medium low. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours stirring occasionally. Save any remaining broth to add later if needed.

Serve over brown rice if desired



*Cajun Seasoning:

3 tablespoons paprika
4 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground red pepper

Combine all the ingredients in an empty spice jar or a small resealable container. Use wherever Cajun seasoning is called for, on fish, chicken, pork or rice. One of the benefits of this seasoning is that it's much lower in sodium than commercially available products. Makes about 1/3-cup.








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