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Hoppin John

Every year families all across America look for the perfect Hoppin John recipe. It is a recipe that brings good luck, fortune, and abundance all year.

I added Kielbasa sausage to my black-eyed peas.

It is served with collard greens and rice.

You can add ham, turkey, or any main dish to add to your New Year’s dinner, but Hoppin John and collard greens must be on the table. Collard greens are for money, and the black-eyed peas are for the pennies. Most people eat a lot of collards to have a lot of dollar bills.

Good luck with your New Year’s fortunes. Get inspired with this southern recipe to warm your tummy and soul.

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Hoppin' John

Hoppin John is a New Year's staple to bring in good fortune and abundance. Check out this easy recipe for some savory inspiration.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8


  • large cast-iron skillet or large frying pan


  • 2 cans black-eyed peas
  • 1 package Kielbasa sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth


  • Heat a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet to medium-high. I use a cast iron for mine.
  • Slice your Kielbasa sausage and dice your onions. Add them to the hot pan.
  • Sautee for ten minutes or until the onions are transparent. Turn the heat down to medium.
  • Drain your black-eyed peas and rinse off any gravy. Add to pan and sautee for 2-3 minutes with onions and sausage.
  • Add canned tomatoes and seasonings to a cast-iron skillet and give a good stir.
  • Slowly add your chicken broth mixture to your liking. Let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.



You can use any type of cooked meat that you like. I just so happen to have kielbasa sausage on hand, which turned out amazing.
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