Total Time
10hrs 15mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker put ham, carrots, onion and celery as first layer.
  2. Add 3 cans blackeyed peas and collard greens as second layer.
  3. Mix spices in chicken broth and pour over all.
  4. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
  5. Cook rice according to directions on package and add to Hoppin' John just before serving.
  6. Add more chicken broth if needed.
  7. Makes 10 to 12 servings.


Most Helpful

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!

Sharon123 January 01, 2003

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.

ratherbeswimmin' February 16, 2003

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