Betty's Cajun-Style Hopping John- New Year's Day

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Dec. 31, 2014

Betty demonstrates how to make Cajun-Style Hopping John for New Year's Day. This is a Cajun twist on the traditional Southern dish Hoppin' John, which is served on New Year's Day for good luck all year long.


Beef broth 21 1/2 Ounce ((2) 10.75
Brown rice 10 3/4 Ounce
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Andouille sausage 13 1/2 Ounce
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Chopped celery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped green bell pepper 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic cloves 2 , mince
Cajun seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Canned black eyed peas 29 Ounce , undrained ((2) 14.5



1. In a pot, combine beef broth and brown rice. Stir well and add butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, slice sausage into 1/4-inch slices and brown in a deep skillet over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from skillet and drain.

3. Remove grease from skillet, add extra virgin olive oil, and heat until shimmering. Add celery, green bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute until softened.

4. Add Cajun seasoning and stir well. Return browned andouille sausage to skillet containing sautéed vegetables.

5. Add undrained black-eye peas and stir. Return to low heat and simmer about 15-20 minutes, until mixture is of desired consistency.

6. Add cooked brown rice to the mixture. (You may use any amount of the rice that you like.) Stir and ladle into nice serving bowls.



7.Serve with French or Italian bread and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 80 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 391Calories from Fat 132

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 806 mg33.58%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet