New Year Special Good Luck Hoppin' John Recipe Video


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Bacon slices6 (Uncooked)
 Extra virgin olive oil1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Green pepper1⁄3 , chopped
 Garlic cloves2 , minced
 Onion1⁄2 Medium, chopped
 Canned black eyed peas15 Ounce (1 Can, Undrained)
 Canned beef broth21 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Cans Of 10 3/4 Ounce Each)
 Long grain white rice1 Cup (16 tbs) (Uncooked And Enough To Fill A Beef Broth)
 Fresh rosemary sprigs3 , garnish

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 mg

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


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

Editors Review

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.