Alongside the collard greens & cornbread for our New Years meal, we also had a delicious pot of hoppin' johns (or black-eyed peas). The recipe I based mine off of came from the Pioneer Woman, so of course this was absolutely delicious. The beans had SO much flavor, and Graham and I were more than happy to eat leftovers of this meal for days.
Black-eyed Peas (aka Hoppin' Johns)
(Recipe adapted from this one.)
- 1 lb. bag of black-eyed peas
- 3 pieces of bacon; chopped in 1/2" pieces
- 1 medium sized onion; diced
- 1 green bell pepper; diced
- 1 jalapeno; diced
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 6 cups of chicken stock
- 2 t. of salt
- 1 t. of pepper
- Soak peas in 8 cups of water overnight, or at least for 6 hours.Drain & rinse before using.
- Saute the chopped bacon in the bottom of a dutch oven. When crispy, add the bacon, peppers & cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Add in the garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
- Stir in the beans, and then add the chicken stock, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover the pot with a tight fitting lid, reduce the heat and let simmer for 45 minutes.