GVDub's New Year's Day Hoppin' John

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 199.1
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.3 mg
  • Sodium: 445.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

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Introduction

A version of a traditional Soul Food New Year's Day dish with a slightly southwestern spin. Southern tradition says eat this before noon on New Year's Day for luck in the coming year. A version of a traditional Soul Food New Year's Day dish with a slightly southwestern spin. Southern tradition says eat this before noon on New Year's Day for luck in the coming year.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 - 1 lb. bag dried black eye peas
    1 large onion, diced
    3 stalks celery, diced
    1 Anaheim chili, seeded and deveined, finely diced
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup diced reduced-sodium ham or smoked pork chops
    2 Tbl canola oil
    Water

Tips

Use reduced-sodium lean ham or smoked turkey products to reduce fat and sodium even more.


Directions

Soak the black eye peas overnight in a large pot with approximately three times their volume of water.

Drain the black eye peas and set aside.

In a large pot, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, chili pepper, and red pepper flakes. Saute until translucent, stirring frequently.

Add garlic, ham and salt. Reduce heat to medium. let cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add beans and sufficient water to cover. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil.

Cover pot and reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer for 1.5-2 hours or until black eye peas are cooked, but still have a little 'tooth' (not mushy).

Serving Size: Makes 10-12 one cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GEORGEVW.

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