Paul Prudhomme's Hoppin' John

Recipe by Chocolatl
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Combine seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place bacon in a large ovenproof pot and cook over high heat until bacon begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in 2 cups onions, 1 cup peppers, 1 cup celery, 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon seasoning mix, bay leaves, and half the peas.
  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and 2 cups stock.
  • Scrape bottom of pot.
  • Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup stock and scrape bottom of pot.
  • Add sausage, 6 cups stock, remaining onions, remaining peppers, remaining celery, remaining peas, and remaining seasoning mix.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until peas are tender, about 1 1/4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Stir in rice and remaining stock.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover pot and bake in oven 15 minutes.