Mr. Food: Good Luck Hoppin’ John

What You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham (about 1/2 pound)
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups hot cooked white rice

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot; cook onion, celery, and garlic 5 minutes until tender.
  2. Add ham, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, broth, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. Serve mixture over rice.

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