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New Year's Essential: Hoppin John

Liza Graves
A great Hoppin John that even kids and people who don't like black eyed peas will enjoy! Instead of serving with rice, I have paired it with creamy, buttery yellow corn grits!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Main Course or Side, Main dish
Cuisine Southern, American/Southern
Servings 6
Calories 74 kcal


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded, deveined and minced
  • 2 cans Margaret Holmes Seasoned Black Eyed Peas
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes mild
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz smoked ham Boar's Head, diced


  • Heat saucepan over medium heat with olive oil. Add celery, onion and jalapeno and saute, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  • Add both cans of black-eyed peas along with all ingredients and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • You are done! Now, cook your grits.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 247mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword holiday
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