Hoppin John

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Hoppin John

Hoppin John
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: 2 hours
Actual Cooking Time: 2 hours Source: Neal Sofian
Food Groups: Vegetables, Protein
Main Ingredient: Bean & Legume
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Origin: American
Special Features: Vegetarian

Lucky black eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's day for good luck in many parts of the south.


1 pound dried black eyed Peas
2 medium Onion chopped
6 cloves of Garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried Thyme
1 red bell Pepper
1 yellow bell Pepper
1/3 cup balsamic Vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon Tomato paste
2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon freshly ground black Pepper
1/2 cup olive Oil
2 green Onions, finely chopped
Pickapepper sauce, to taste
Tobassco/Crystal sauce, to taste


1. Rinse beans in a seive or colander. Place them in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour. Drain.
2. Cover the peas with fresh water. Add onions, garlic, thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook 15 minutes or until tender, but not mushy. Drain.
3. While peas are cooking, roast the peppers on a baking pan under the broiler, turning with tongs until blistered and charred on both sides. Place peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
4. Cut the tops and ribs of the peppers off. Chop the peppers.
5. In a large bowl whisk together the vinegar, mustard, tomato paste, black pepper and olive oil until smooth.
6. Stir in the red and yellow peppers, green onions, and black eyed peas, combining well.
7. Add Pickapepper and tobassco to taste.
8. Can be served immediately as a warm dish or maintained on a low heat for an hour to allow flavors to combine.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 222
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 139 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:

Cook's Notes:

BBQ shredded pork loin can be added to this mixture if you don't want this to be a vegetarian dish. It is great either way. Some people like it better the next day after it has been reheated. Perfect with corn bread.