Nana's Hoppin John

Nana's Hoppin John

Miz Helen's Kitchen


4 cups of soaked Black Eyed Peas

2 slices of bacon, chopped

1 Ham Hock

1 green Bell Pepper, chopped

1 red Bell Pepper, chopped

4 stalks of celery, chopped

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Dash of Cayenne to taste

5 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth


Wash, sort, and soak the black eyed peas

I use the quick soak method for this recipe (see package directions)

In a heavy stock pot, saute the bacon,bell peppers, celery and onion, until the onion is clear.

Add the black eyed peas, ham hock,all the seasons and the broth stir and mix well.

Cook on medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes until the peas are tender.

Keep a close watch on the liquid, if it gets to low add a little water.

Be sure not to cook to long or the peas will be mushy.

Enjoy your Hoppin John and the best of luck to you in the New Year!