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Hoppin’ John Recipe

Looking for a delicious and easy Hoppin' John recipe? Try this flavorful Southern classic made with black-eyed peas, rice, and beef!

Hoppin’ John is a Southern dish that’s simple to make, and consists of black-eyed peas, meat, white rice and onion for a delicious flavor.
It’s often served on New Year’s Eve as a good luck charm, with the black-eyed peas symbolizing coins and green vegetables representing American dollars.


Hoppin’ John Recipe

Cooking method: Boiling
Cuisine: United States
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 45 min - 60 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 340kcal
Best season: all

Hoppin’ John is a classic dish

from the American South, and though its exact history is uncertain, it is believed to have originated in the Carolinas.

Hoppin' John Recipe
Looking for a delicious and easy Hoppin’ John recipe?

Typically made with black-eyed peas, rice, meat, and onion. Hoppin’ John is said to have been brought to America by African slaves during the colonial period.
The name’s origin is unclear, but some believe it may have come from a man named “Hoppin’ John” who sold peas and rice in Charleston.
Others think it may be a corruption of the French term “pois pigeons,” which refers to the field peas used in the dish.



  1. Fry the ground beef in a large skillet , stirring occasionally until browned.

  2. Add onion, garlic and celery and cook 5 minutes or until tender.

  3. Add broth and crushed red pepper, then bring to a boil.

  4. Add the rice, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

  5. Add black eyed peas and cook 10 more minutes or until heated and liquid is absorbed.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!