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Good Luck Hoppin' John

by in Dec 2002
Good Luck Hoppin’ John
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Yield: Makes 8 servings.

Traditionally thought of as a southern dish, Hoppin' John is served on New Year's Day to bring a year of good luck.

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Good Luck Hoppin' John


  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked black-eyed peas, or 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Partially cook bacon in a Dutch oven, add onion, and cook until bacon is crisp and onion is soft. Add black-eyed peas, rice, water, and pepper flakes. Cover and simmer over low heat until rice is done, about 20 to 25 minutes. Toss with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Updated Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

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