New Year's Day Good Luck Hoppin' John

Bettyskitchen's picture

Dec. 09, 2010

This New Year's Day, bring on the good luck to your holiday table with Betty's hoppin' john. This flavorful South American treat tastes sumptuous and quite a doddle to make too. Stream the video and learn how to make this satisfying treat.


Butter/Margarine 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , melted ((Half Stick))
Chopped onion 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Beef broth 21 Ounce ((Two 10.5 Ounce Soup Cans))
Long grain white rice 10 1/2 Ounce , uncooked ((1 Soup Can))
Black eyed peas 30 Ounce ((Two 15 Ounce Cans))
Smoked ham 10 Ounce , cut into cubes ((Two 5 Ounce Cans, Chunked
Salt To Taste ((Salt Will Probably Not Be Needed, As Almost All Ingredients Are Salted.))


Place ¾ cup chopped onion in a small saucepan containing ½ stick melted butter. Saute the onions over low heat until clear and caramelized. Meanwhile, empty the 2 cans of beef broth and 1 soup can of white rice into a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 14 to 15 minutes, until almost all beef broth is absorbed by the rice. When the onions are sautéed, and the rice is cooked, you may start assembling your Hoppin John. In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, combine sautéed onions, cooked rice, 2 cans black-eye peas, and 2 cans smoked ham. Salt and pepper, if desired. Mix thoroughly, and place over medium heat until the mixture boils. Reduce heat, and simmer about 5 minutes. Pour the Hoppin John mixture into a large serving bowl. Place a coin under the serving bowl for good luck. Serve on individual plates, along with cooked greens, and Onion and Cheddar Cheese Cornsticks, and a cold glass of iced tea! The greens are served as part of the tradition of increasing your prosperity during the up-coming year. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Happy New Year to all!--Betty :)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 604Calories from Fat 85

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 678 mg28.25%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g32%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet