Hopping John Recipe

Hopping John
submitted by sumit at ifood.tv


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Black eyed peas1 Pound
 Cubed parboiled salt pork/Cubed parboiled fat bacon3⁄4 Pound
 Bay leaf1 Large
 Onion1 Medium
 Rice1 Cup (16 tbs), washed
 Boiling water2 1⁄2 Quart
 Salt To Taste
 White pepper To Taste
 Canned italian peeled tomatoes12 Ounce (1 Large Can)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1244 Calories from Fat 643

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g109.9%

Saturated Fat 25.7 g128.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 73.1 mg

Sodium 1520 mg63.3%

Total Carbohydrates 116 g38.7%

Dietary Fiber 15.4 g61.4%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 37 g73.3%

Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 22.5%

Calcium 17.6% Iron 74.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash and pick over peas.
Cover with 2 inches cold water.
Add pork, salt, bay leaf, onion and peppercorns, freshly ground.
Cook till beans are tender.
Add more boiling water if necessary.
Meanwhile, slowly add rice to boiling water.
Cook until tender.
Rinse under hot water faucet.
Season with salt and pepper.
While rice is cooking, heat tomatoes with 1 teaspoon basil.
Serve rice and black-eyed peas separately; pour peas over a mound of rice, and surround with tomatoes.