I've never had hopping john before, but this is quite good. I forgot to buy corn so I had to leave it out, but I otherwise followed the recipe exactly. In addition to the hot sauce, I topped the dish with a bunch of pickled sliced jalapeno peppers- SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing.
Just loved it!! I simmered the vegetables in the tomato juice rather than using oil in order to cut down on fat and used low sodium tomatoes and peas - making a healthy dish even healthier. This dish is a nutritional gold mine - and it tastes sooo good!! Thanks Sharon123 - this is a winner!!!
I really had no idea what a hoppin John was, but I now know this one is delicious! What a colorful, tasty and filling dish. I had some rice prepared previously and just scooped in what seemed like the right amount. I also used a can of mixed beans in place of the black-eyed peas. But what a great dish!
A neighbor couple for whom I sometimes cook expressed an interest in Hopping John, so I've tagged several recipes to make for them over the next week or two! Although they got the largest amount of it, I did keep 2 small sides here for the 2 of us, & we thoroughly enjoyed it! Spicy, but not too much so, & in every way it jazzed up our meal very nicely! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
I really liked this. I made it exactly as written and it was very satisfying and healthy too. I made it as a side dish and everyone liked it.
Although maybe not the BEST Hopping John I tried, it was still very good. I made no changes to this recipe except for adding some vegetarian bacon. I think it was all the extra vegetables that put me off a bit (it's not that I don't like vegetables, I love them), though I have to admit it made this much more healthful. Added a lot of extra hot sauce to serve. Thanks!
Yum, yum, yum!!! Sharon, this is soooo good! DH said, "If this is someone's recipe, give it 5!" I must admit, I forgot the corn, and then added it in after the dish was done - at the same time, I tossed in some veggie sausage, which added an interesting smokey taste. I tripped on the red pepper flakes (intentionally), so it was good and zippy! I do wish I had a green pepper - I used one red and one yellow as that's what I had on hand. Couldn't find canned black eyed peas, so I cooked up a cup of dried ones. Perfect lunches for the week! Made for PRMR Tag.
Very colorful and made a filling, healthy lunch. Easy on the budget, too. Thanks for posting.
Delicious endorphin meal! Just enough hot, spicy flavor for me, but easy for DH to add more to suit his taste. I even messed up and realized at the last minute that I didn't have a can of diced tomatoes. I added a large fresh tomato to the saute and it was still wonderful. We ate it as the main dish and had just enough left for us both to have a lunch.
I'm going to echo everyone else--this is healthy, colorful, surprisingly hearty, and very very tasty! It came together very quickly, too, which is always a bonus. I noticed that the flavor got better and better as the meal went on, so I imagine it is really tasty if made ahead. I won't be able to find out this time--between DS, DH, and I we cleaned the pan! We enjoyed it with Stewed Okra and Tomatoes. This might serve 10 as a light side dish, but as a vegetarian main I would say it serves more like 4-6. Thanks for posting! Made for Healthy Choices 2009.