Monday, January 6, 2014

Hoppin' John Soup

Hoppin' John Soup, The Charm of Home
For New Year's Day I made Hoppin' John soup.  Hoppin' John has always been associated with a prosperous new year in the Southern states.  I always like these ingredients in a soup instead of the side dish.  I had this soup years ago at a steakhouse in KY and I tried to copy what I remember.  I always thought it was so good!  So, I just created this recipe.  It was really good I did not have any leftovers!  


1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans (15 oz.) black-eyed peas
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup collards, fresh or frozen
2 cups ham cubed
6 cups water 
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon celery flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 long grain rice

 In a large stock pot heat oil over medium heat; add diced onion and minced garlic and cook until the onions are tender.  Add carrots, collards,  ham, water, bouillon cubes, bay leaf, celery flakes, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, add the black-eyed peas, and simmer 30 more minutes.  Add the rice and simmer 30 more minutes.  Serve hot.

Recipe adapted from: Stefanie's Cooking Spot.
Serves: 6


I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 
The Best Blog Recipes link party
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This sounds delicious...and I have some leftover black eyed peas that I made on New Years Day! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Looks yummy! I don;t think I have ever had this before, but I plan to give it a try. We love soups and tradition southern cooking! :o)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This looks sooooooooooooooo good. Thanks for the recipe. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party - - - Hugs, Marty

Chef Mireille said...

sounds delicious

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

That looks so delicious and amazing and comforting! Yum! Pinning for sure!

Thanks so much for the amazing inspiration!

:) Linda