Hoppin' John Soup

"A popular soup in our family! A southern dish using sausage and black-eyed peas. This is a version from Southern Living Magazine. All you need is cornbread to make this dish complete!"
Hoppin' John Soup created by jfreed
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  • Cook sausage, drain and crumble.
  • Place sausage in a large saucepan along with all other ingredients EXCEPT black-eyed peas.
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer about 25 minutes until rice is done.
  • Add drained peas and cook 15 more minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite cornbread. Warmed leftovers are delicious!
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"<p>Thanks for taking the time to stop by My Page! I am married to a quiet, but fun loving guy who cleans up the kitchen!! I have grandchildren who I adore. I am retired from being a paralegal and a real estate agent. I have also been a substitute teacher for the elementary grades in the public school system. All of my recipes are the tried and true type. Many of them have come from my 48 years of cooking, my mother's recipe box or other relatives. I like Taste of Home magazine and I am a big fan of foodnetworkTV. I am a southern girl and enjoy comfort foods!!! I am a big cookbook collector and have been for years. I enjoy baking desserts most of all. I also enjoy games on my laptop, growing flowers, lunches with friends, babysitting grandchildren, photography and traveling. Since life is so short I try to count my blessings each day and give to the less fortunate. I had gotten into a rut on what to cook. Therefore, I am so happy I found the Recipezaar site. Pet Peeve: People with a negative attitude. MY RATING SYSTEM: 5 stars - Excellent in taste. May have minor change. 4 stars - Adjustment in ingredients for flavor. 3 stars - Fair, but not sure whether I would repeat. 2 and 1 stars - I do NOT give. Zaar EVENTS IN WHICH I PARTICIPATED: Aus/NZ Swaps #15,#16 April, May 2008 Aus/NZ Swaps #20#21#22 Sept Oct Nov 2008</p>"

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  4. jfreed
    Just sorry I can't give it 10 stars! I like spicy, so I followed suggestion to use Rotel tomatoes. I also used hot sausage. Borrowing a trick from my Aunt Mary, I added some bloody Mary mix for extra flavor. It's also a great liquid to add the next day if the soup gets too thick. This is even better the next day and freezes well! Made this for New Year's Day this year. I'm sure I will make it several times more before New Year's Day comes around again!
  5. kitty.rock
    I saw that PaulaG tagged this during the 'Soups On' tag game and had to try it. This was a wonderfully easy and tasty soup ~ I used Rotel and hot chicken italian sausage when I made mine, and it was delicious. Added 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning too. Thanks Seasoned Cook ~ great recipe. Made for ZAAR COOKBOOK TAG, March 2010!

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