Suzy's Hoppin' John

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by JanetSmith154

From our friends in New Orleans - the birthplace of TRUE american cuisine :)

Top Review by dna414

I made this for a New Years brunch at a friends house who happens to be vegetarian. I made a vegetarian version by subbing Smart Bacon, bacon substitute for the bacon. I used canned whole peeled plum tomatoes that I chopped up instead of fresh because you can't buy a decent tomato in NY in Jan. I followed the rest of the recipe and it turned out fantastic. I served it over white rice and it was a big hit. I can't wait to try it with bacon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large soup pot until crisp, remove.
  2. Add celery, green pepper, and onion in bacon grease for about 5 minutes, till soft - add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add bacon back to pot, and add tomatoes, peas, and RoTel.
  4. Season to taste with spices and cook on low for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Correct seasonings if desired.
  6. Serve hot over cornbread or rice.

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