11 Reviews

Delicious! I made this exactly as directed, but instead of using a ham hock I used a smoked turkey leg I had in the freezer. I would have loved to use both the ham hock AND the turkey leg, but I couldn't find the ham hock in the freezer that I swore was in there. So as a substitution, I used good bacon, which I sauteed with the onion, garlic and celery in the beginning. Barely needed any extra seasonings other than called for. So good, I will be making this again! Thank you GaylaJ!

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Sugar Fairy January 07, 2012

I made this for our traditional New Year's Day meal. It was a delicious dish to eat those lucky peas. I used a ham bone and added a chipotle pepper. Served with cornbread, asst garnishes, and greens. Happy New Year Gayla!

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Susie D January 03, 2009

Great New Years Day dinner! Easy to make as well. I added celery and used a ham hock plus a little leftover ham. Made a half recipe which was plenty for us. I did use 3 slices of bacon in it initially as well since I didn't really have much ham. Planned on some additional cook time as I had some pretty old beans and I don't presoak dry beans, but really didn't need too much more! Saving this one to make next year as well!

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StacyMD187373 January 04, 2016

This is was great. I added smoked turkey instead of the pork.

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amcneil79 January 03, 2013

This was a winning recipe. Tripled the amount and cooked it in two big pots: simmered slowly on the stove and in a crock pot several hours today. Sauteed one cup of celery with the onion and garlic. Served with plain white rice, sauteed collard greens. For garnish, we had four different types of Tabasco sauce, green onions and fresh parsley. The mixture will thicken up nicely for tomorrow as leftovers. You can view my entire menu here: Menu #21497. Thanks! cg

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COOKGIRl January 01, 2009

I'd been looking for something different for dinner New Year's Day and I found it in this recipe. It was the whole family's first taste of black-eyed peas and Hoppin' John and everyone enjoyed it. I used pork shanks and served with ham and cole slaw. Happy New Year to you and yours GaylaJ!

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Julie B's Hive January 01, 2009

Great New Year's Day meal, GaylaJ. I added a few spices such as bay leaves, parsley, cayenne, and Tabasco. Excellent on brown rice.

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sugarpea January 08, 2008

Excellent recipe! I made this for our Southern New Years Day traditional dinner, and it was great! Thanks so much for sharing it with us Gayla. I will be using this recipe each year along with Linda's Collard Greens With a Twist. What a great combo! Debbie

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CooksSoGood January 02, 2008

An excellent recipe for the New Year. =) The only addition I made was to add a couple of small chicken thighs to make the broth. Then I added the chopped chicken to the ham pieces. Yum! I will make this tasty recipe again!

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Aroostook January 01, 2008

Great recipe!! :-) I used frozen black-eyed peas and my own hamstock, made with smoked ham hocks. Instead of the chicken stock. And since I had some nice fresh Kale on hand I cooked it right in there with it!Wonderful!!! Happy new Year, Ingrid/Koechin

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Koechin (Chef) January 02, 2007
Hoppin' John