Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 hrs
Every New Years Day for about 5 years I sent this out the the Maintenance men at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, along with a big pan of cornbread, and the slow cooker always came home empty! It's good luck for New Years.
- 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans black-eyed peas (I prefer Glory Brand)
- 1 (16 ounce) bagfrozen chopped collard greens
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3⁄4 cup chopped carrot
- 3⁄4 cup chopped celery
- 3⁄4 lb ham, cut in bite sized pieces
- 1 can chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup uncooked rice
- In a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker put ham, carrots, onion and celery as first layer.
- Add 3 cans blackeyed peas and collard greens as second layer.
- Mix spices in chicken broth and pour over all.
- Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
- Cook rice according to directions on package and add to Hoppin' John just before serving.
- Add more chicken broth if needed.
- Makes 10 to 12 servings.
carole, my husband and I loved your Hoppin' John! I am a vegetarian so I elimainated the ham and added a ham-like flavoring. We really enjoyed this topped with hot sauce! Thanks for a great way to use those black-eyed peas and collard greens!
Very delicious and soooo easy. I can also say that I have never put collards in hoppin john' before but it really worked. I held back on the thyme and only used 1 teaspoon. Had an excellent savory flavor that my family and I really liked. I will have to make this next year for New Year's. Thanks.
Did not care for these. Way too much thyme IMHO.