I made a batch of hoppin john while camping that came out pretty tasty. Sorry, I do not measure most ingredients when camping, but this is as close as I can remember... I fried a few pieces of bacon.... I sauted some onions, peppers, and garlic in the bacon drippings Added the onions, garlic and peppers to a pot of.... 4 cups of chicken broth 2 bay leaves 1 smoked ham hock about 2 cups of cooked beans (black eyed peas are normally used, but I used pintos) a couple pinches each of basil, oregano and thyme some cracked black pepper some red pepper flakes some long grain rice.. (just eyeballed that) Made sure the mixture was moist. I did not add salt at all, the bacon and ham hock seemed to be enough. Then I buried it for 4 hours....lol http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...threadid=18392 You could put it in a smoker or oven. Bake until the rice and ham hock are tender... This is a pic of the pot when I dug it up....it was really tasty. The picture is not very good, had to use my flashlight.