Best Hoppin ' John Combo

"This combines hoppin' john with the flavor of other cooked meats, or seafood on hand to make a wonderful dish."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Cook rice according to directions.
  • Substitute the chicken broth for the water content.
  • In a large saucepan, fry bacon, then add the onions and celery cooking them until they are clear.
  • Stir in the rice, black-eyed peas, barbecue sauce, Tabasco, meat or seafood, or combination and of course your seasoning-- salt and pepper.
  • I have also found If you like it just a little kicked up-- I like to increase the Tabasco.
  • Serve this dish immediately.
  • If you make it ahead, bake in a covered baking dish at 325* for 45 minute.
  • if ingredients are at room temperature; and 55-60 if they are refrigerated.
  • **Depending on preparation is how long it will take**.

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  1. I loved this dish so much! It was hearty and comforting. Will definitely be making again.
  2. This is very yummy. Make sure to use a good barbecue sauce.
  3. This was great! I used a combination of ham, sausage, and shrimp, and my family ate it up. Thanks for sharing.
  4. This was very good. I used smoked sausage, smoked pork chops, leftover chicken. It turned out excellently. I also added a liberal dose of Emeril's Bayou Blast Cajun seasoning and several drops of green tabasco. My husband and I really liked this and I will definely be making it again. Also, cooked up fairly quickly - I had everything ready to mix with the rice when it was done - so start to finish about 30 minutes. Khandi


  1. Ended up using half chicken and half smoked sausage and it was perfect!


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