Hoppin' John is a dish that may bring luck and peace to those who eat it. Whether it does or doesn't, it's a great side dish to enjoy all year long.


chopped onion

bacon drippings

cooked hame

black-eyed peas

cayenne pepper

cooked rice


Step 1: Sauté onion in bacon drippings until tender in a large saucepan.

Step 2: Stir in black-eyed peas, ham and cayenne pepper; simmer 10 minutes. Step 3: Stir in rice and salt.

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