Healthy Hoppin' John with Turkey

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 148.4
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.4 mg
  • Sodium: 585.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 12.4 g

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Introduction

A reduced fat version of the traditional Southern New Year's dish. The tradition calls for it to be made before noon on New Year's Day for luck in the coming year. Cornbread is a traditional side, or you can toss in a half cup of brown rice an hour before the dish if finished cooking. A reduced fat version of the traditional Southern New Year's dish. The tradition calls for it to be made before noon on New Year's Day for luck in the coming year. Cornbread is a traditional side, or you can toss in a half cup of brown rice an hour before the dish if finished cooking.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 lb. dried black-eyed peas
    2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 large onion, diced
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    2 Tablespoons dried sage (or 8 fresh sage leaves, chopped)
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    1/2 lb. green beans
    6 cups water

Directions

Soak blackeyed peas overnight in water to cover by an inch. Drain.

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute onions until translucent (3 minutes) add garlic, celery and sage and saute 2 min. longer. Add soaked black-eyed peas, water and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover. After 2 hours, remove turkey legs and remove and chop the meat. Return the meat to the pot, add green beans, and let cook for 15-20 minutes more. Serve with plenty of hot sauce and fresh cornbread.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GEORGEVW.

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