20 Reviews

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!

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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.

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ratherbeswimmin' February 16, 2003

Did not care for these. Way too much thyme IMHO.

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Shabby Sign Shoppe January 01, 2003

I have made it every New Year's Day for the last 5 years, so I can honestly say this recipe is a repeater. The red pepper flakes add just the right amount of heat, and the thyme, onions, and ham add a ton of flavor to the normally bland black-eyed peas. I love that this dish has collard greens - I had actually never had them before and this was a great introduction.

I have a 4 quart slow cooker so I do 2/3's of a batch which fills it up just right. Seasoned cans of black-eyed peas (like Glory or Luck's) add a noticeable amount more flavor - so if using unseasoned/unsalted black-eyed peas, you may want to compensate by adding more salt and possibly some bacon or additional ham (you also may want more salt if you are using reduced sodium broth). I often use turkey ham instead of regular ham and it still tastes great (it is cheaper and low fat). My husband has never enjoyed black-eyed pea dishes on New Year's prior to this recipe and actually asks for this one multiple times throughout the year.

I like to cut up the ham and all of the veggies the day before, so I can simply throw it all in the crock pot in the morning. It made for a very relaxing way to start out the New Year. This will continue to be my New Year's Day tradition!

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Emily Elizabeth December 30, 2012

This is really very good New Year's Day recipe. The recipe was cut in half as I have an old original size crock pot. 1/2 of this recipe makes almost a full small pot, and it only needs to cook 3-4 hours at most.

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trailjewelry January 05, 2007

Actually, I agree about the amount of thyme but I enjoyed the dish. Never had collards in hoppin' john before and liked the addition. Thanks.

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lilu January 05, 2003

Great! and very easy. Made as directed including Glory brand black-eyed peas. Cooked 6 hours on low in my large oval crockpot. Loved that it contained collard greens, but very surprised that all of my picky kids ate and enjoyed it (even the two who complained before they tasted it). Served with cholula and Louisiana hot sauces and PaulaG's sourdough cornbread for New Year's Day. Will make this again next year. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama January 01, 2015

We've enjoyed this Hoppin' John recipe every New Years Day for several years now. Even the kids eat it up. I searched for a long time to find the perfect recipe, this is it!

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Gas Man December 31, 2013

This turned out good. The family liked and will freeze the leftovers as it made a lot. Thank you!

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drinkmore October 25, 2013

Left out the celery, but otherwise made it exactly as suggested and LOVED it! This was our first Hoppin' John, and will likely be our only recipe. Thanks!

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Oshannon January 01, 2012
Slow cooker Hoppin' John