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Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John is a delicious and hearty dish made with black-eyed peas, rice, and bacon and traditionally served for New Year's celebrations and other delicious times of the year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Servings: 8 servings


  • ½ pound thick cut bacon
  • cups long-grain white rice
  • cups chicken broth or stock
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can 15 ounces black-eyed peas (drained)
  • ½ cup chopped scallions optional


  • Cut the bacon into pieces and cook it until almost crispy in a large skillet. Remove and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from the skillet.
  • Add the rice to the skillet along with the bacon fat. Cook over medium heat stirring to coat the rice with the bacon fat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover the skillet and cook until the rice is tender and the chicken broth has been absorbed (approximately 20 minutes).
  • Add the drained black-eyed peas to the cooked rice and stir gently to combine.
  • Add the rice and beans mixture to a 1½ quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and top with chopped scallions (if desired).
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


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