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New Year Special Good Luck Hoppin' John

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  Bacon slices 6 (Uncooked)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Green pepper 1⁄3 , chopped
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Canned black eyed peas 15 Ounce (1 Can, Undrained)
  Canned beef broth 21 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Cans Of 10 3/4 Ounce Each)
  Long grain white rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Uncooked And Enough To Fill A Beef Broth)
  Fresh rosemary sprigs 3 , garnish

In a frying pan, place 4 to 6 strips of bacon. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet and place on paper toweling to drain. In a medium-sized saucepan, place (2) 10 ¾-oz. cans beef broth and 1 equally-sized can of long grain white rice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover tightly with a lid, and cook for 14 to 15 minutes, until rice absorbs beef broth. In the meantime, heat 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil in a deep skillet. Add 1/3 chopped green pepper, 2 cloves minced garlic and ½ chopped onion. Saute until onion is clear. To the deep skillet of sautéed vegetables add your cooked rice and a 15-oz. can of undrained blackeye peas. Stir all together, and return to heat for a short time to distribute heat to the blackeye peas and to intermingle flavors. Ladle out you Hoppin' John into a nice serving bowl, and crumble (or slice) 4 to 6 slices of crisp bacon over the top. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or other fresh herb, if desired. Serve immediately as a main course or as a side dish. I wish you the Happiest New Year! I hope this recipe brings you good luck throughout the year! (wink) --Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Bring some good luck to your New Year platter with this lip-smacking traditional treat. Betty, in this video recipe, assays how to make Hoppin John at home in her own way. It’s simple, quick and delicious, thereby ensuring that you have a tasty way to a great start on New Year.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 226 Calories from Fat 46

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.8%

Saturated Fat 0.76 g3.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1.7 mg0.6%

Sodium 580.9 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 8 g15.2%

Vitamin A 1.2% Vitamin C 14.3%

Calcium 2.5% Iron 7.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


New Year Special Good Luck Hoppin' John Recipe Video