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Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John

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Traditionally eaten in the South on New Year's Day, this delicious dish comprised of black eyed-peas, collards, onion, rice, and bacon deserves to be eaten any day! So quick and easy you'll have this on your dinner table in 35 minutes! Scrumptious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American/Southern/Soul Food
Servings 4 servings


  • ¼ lb bacon cut
  • 1.5 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 cups collard greens frozen
  • 15 oz black eyed peas canned, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt free seasoning or 1 teaspoon seasoning salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place the bacon into a large skillet, and fry it over medium heat.
  • Once the bacon starts to brown (do not drain the bacon grease), add in the collard greens.
  • Cook until the collards are tender, then add in the onions.
    Collard greens onion and bacon
  • Sprinkle in the seasonings.
  • Next add in rice, and fold in.
  • Toss in the black eyed peas, and carefully fold everything until well combined.
    Hoppin' John
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serve this with cornbread, which is gold in color and symbolic of wealth, for an extra dose of luck on New Year's Day, or just because!
Keyword Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas, Hoppin' John
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