My Hoppin' John

My Hoppin' John

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"More stew than soup, it's a classic New Year's Day meal! I couldn't find a recipe that had everything I liked, so I took 4 different ones and combined parts to make it all my own. Served it to friends this New Year's Day with fresh baked bread and they all loved it (even the kids)! I used the ham bone and scrap ham from the left-over Christmas ham."


1 h 30 m servings 399 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 709 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat and brown the ham bone on all sides, about 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add the black-eyed peas, 2 cups of water, chicken broth, wine, ham, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper; stir. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture is thickened and the flavors have blended, 30 to 60 minutes. Add more chicken stock if the mixture is too thick.
  2. About 30 minutes before serving, bring the rice and 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the rice stand covered for about 10 minutes to absorb steam.
  3. Remove the ham bone from the soup, cutting any extra ham off the bone and returning it to the pot. Discard the bone. Stir the cooked rice into the black-eyed pea mixture until well combined and serve.
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  1. 31 Ratings


Folks, the ham bone is necessary to this dish. It contributes a lot of the flavor. If you don't have a ham bone, this isn't going to come out very well, and it's not going to be the recipe's fau...

Of the recipes available, I chose this as a cook who combines favorite recipes is a person after my own heart - especially as Hoppin John can be made in a variety of ways, as long as it has a co...

This may have made the difference between a 3* and higher, but I was unable to get my hands on a ham bone. I followed the recipe exactly for the rest. It was hearty, filling, and great for a col...

Let me start by saying that I hate black-eyed peas, but annually try them on New Years day!! This was the best I have had. I couldn't find a ham bone, like some other people, but I just used a...

We thoroughly enjoyed this, except for my picky son - he just picked out the ham and ate it. Made with leftover ham - but did not have the bone. Still very good. The wine added a nice flavor, ...

I have never ate nor made this dish. When I made it yesterday for my family they loved it! It was very flavorful and will be a keeper for us.

Excellent! I used 2 ham hocks instead, and added a can of drained diced tomatoes towards the end. Kids and husband liked it for our New Years meal!

This is definitely a Five-Star recipe. My family loved it. I did have to add more chicken broth on the second day for leftovers, but didn't make a difference. It was great!

I loved this soup! The only thing I did different is I did use any water, just extra chicken broth. And I didn't have a ham bone so I used a smoked turkey leg. And I didn't put in any rice, it w...