Hopping John With Bacon Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Frozen black eyed peas20 Ounce, do not thaw (2 Packages, 10 Ounce Each)
 Boiling water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Lean bacon1⁄4 Pound (1 Piece)
 Yellow onion1 , peeled and coarsely chopped
 Fluffy cooked rice3 Cup (48 tbs) (Hot)
 Bacon drippings/Butter / margarine2 Tablespoon
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 Crushed hot red pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3079 Calories from Fat 411

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.9%

Saturated Fat 16.8 g84.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 103.6 mg

Sodium 5287.5 mg220.3%

Total Carbohydrates 498 g165.9%

Dietary Fiber 64.2 g257%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 170 g340.8%

Vitamin A 3.9% Vitamin C 14.4%

Calcium 52.4% Iron 358%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large kettle or a heavy bottomed saucepan, add peas, water, bacon, and onion Cover pan with its lid and place on a medium low flame.
2. Simmer peas for 30-35 minutes until soft.
3. Remove the bacon
4. Stir in rice and remaining ingredients and heat through

5. Serve Hopping John instead of potatoes.