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Southern hoppin john served over steamed white rice in a white bowl
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Southern Hoppin' John Recipe

Southern hoppin' John features a delicious combination of pork, peas, and rice. This dish is perfect for ringing in the New Year the way we do in the South.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 8
Calories: 426kcal


  • 5-6 strips bacon cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lb andoullie sausage halved lengthwise, and sliced thin
  • 1 small yellow onion peeled & diced
  • 3 celery stalks thinly sliced
  • l large green pepper seeded & diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cans black eyes peas drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 3-4 cups steamed white rice
  • thinly sliced green onions for garnish
  • crispy crumbled bacon for garnish


  • Add the bacon & sausage to a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Cook until the bacon's becoming crisp and the sausage is nicely browned, about 3 minutes. Remove the cooked meats to a waiting plate, cover & set aside.
  • Add the onion, celery, pepper, and garlic to the skillet stirring to coat in the bacon drippings. Let the veggies cook just until beginning to soften, about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the peas, broth, thyme, and Cajun seasoning to the pot- stirring to evenly combine. Let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes, again stirring occasionally.
  • Stir the meats back into the pot, and taste the mixture for seasoning- adjust if needed.
  • Serve over bowls of steamed white rice with green onions and additional crumbled bacon, for garnish- if desired.


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1384IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg