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Hoppin john

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
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. smile.gif

post #2 of 21
Cowgirl, that's some fine looking camp grub and if I was camping nearby I would have been coming by. It looks like you did a great job. Way to go!
post #3 of 21
Haven't eaten since pizza at 3:00. I'm going thru the new Q-view and I'm slobberin like a dog! Nothing wrong with that final pic!!!! I have to go get some leftover ribs heated up and eaten before I look at another pic!!
post #4 of 21
Hey cowgirl, you got some good looking vittles there.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks folks!
Steve you would have been more than welcome at my campfire.
Seboke....those ribs sound pretty danged good right now.
Thank you Wayside!smile.gif
post #6 of 21
I love a good ham and bean dish. That one looks real good, I'm sure the atmosphere made it all the better.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
You got that right Mule....the atmosphere made the whole meal so much more enjoyable.
Can't wait to go again. cool.gif
post #8 of 21
Hey Cowgirl with Grub like that I've got a spot at Hunting Camp with your name on it from about Dec--Feb. biggrin.gif yummmmmm
post #9 of 21
I'm sitting here without having had any breakfast yet drooling. Nothing like beans and ham. I'm picturing a smoke picnic ham with the HJ.
post #10 of 21
Thanks for the recipe, Cowgirl! I'll be trying this one!
post #11 of 21
Look like it turned out real good. It's fun cooking directly with fire but have not done that in along time. I love hoppin john, well except for the last time I made it, it was tastless, but the hot sauce made it better
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks folks!
Piney, that's what I need....to go to a hunting camp AWAY from home.
During deer season, my house IS the camp.
post #13 of 21

Awesome dish

Wow Cowgirl... awesome dish. I've never heard of it and almost skipped right over it. But.. then I saw that it was your post. I figured if Cowgirl wrote then I want to read it. It doesn't matter what the subject is. You always have good things to say and tasty q-view to show. Thanks!
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Smoke Chef....thank you for the kind words, you are too sweet!
I really do appreciate it. smile.gif
post #15 of 21
Ditto that icon_smile.gif

And I thought Piney had a great idea PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif Great way to tour the country , big game season starts mid-Oct - early Dec up here. icon_smile.gif
post #16 of 21
That sounds real good. I had never heard of Hoppin John til recently. I have only had the canned version (black eyed peas, tomotos, japs, maybe okra) but like it alot. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.
post #17 of 21
curly gurl..........

you think you could aslo just DO this........well DUH........what i mean.....how long do you think it would take?

the same four hours?
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
It wouldn't take that long, but I would simmer the smoked hock with the beans for awhile first, then add the rice later since it cooks fast.
post #19 of 21
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Phil and Bert, Thanks!!
post #20 of 21
Jeanie, that looks great! You know your stuff, PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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