More Hoppin' John

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by cowgirl, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did another batch of hoppin john while camping. Didn't cook it in an underground pit this time, just cooked it over a fire in a DO.

    I crisped a few pieces of bacon...



    Added onion, garlic, chopped peppers and celery (thanks to Dutch) to the bacon drippings and cooked til tender...



    Added 4 cups of chicken broth, one smoked ham hock, 2 bay leaves, red pepper flakes and a couple pinches of thyme, basil and oregano. Also added 2 cups of cooked pintos. Black eyed peas are normally used, but I had a pot of pintos going so I used them. I let it simmer until the ham hock was pretty tender...





    I added some rice and let this simmer until the rice had absorbed the seasoned broth....



    Crumbled my bacon on top, sprinkled with some cracked black pepper and added a few chopped green onions and it was ready....








    It's an easy, tasty dish while camping. :)
     
  2. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Looks like good stuff Jeanie. Hope you had a great time!
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Ron, it's pretty good stuff.
    I had a great time, just went by too fast. :)
     
  4. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks to die for. That is some ingredient list to take camping.
     
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    tht looks great!!!! gonna have to try it not to mention could shift gears on it and really add what ever you desired to suit your taste to make it your own!!!! good 1 jeanie!!!
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Lou and Erain! You really can add what you like to the dish. Or leave out what you don't like. lol
     
  7. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks great Cowgirl! Didnt go fast enough for those of us that were waiting for you to return![​IMG]
     
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're too sweet DINGLE...thank you! I did miss ya'll too!
     
  9. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking dish. I'll bet that camp fire aroma and the food smell was to die for.
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Bill, it did smell pretty good. :)
    I'm almost convinced I'd eat anything that had bacon in it. lol
     
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Jeanie. Haven't had that forever, ham hocks, mmm.
     
  12. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back from camp Jeanie. You sure got the skills for most any outdoor cooking!!
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Ron and Seboke!
    I think I got my campfire skills from my Mom. Also some of her cast iron. :)
     
  14. b8h8r

    b8h8r Smoke Blower

    I'm thinking bacon wrapped bacon, on a bed of bacon, with bacon craklings on top?
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL...now ya got my attention![​IMG]
     
  16. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some good lookin camping food Jeanie. We don't eat that good when we go camping. That's going to change!
     
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Mark! I do think I eat better while camping than I do at home sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  18. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not with all the things you cook ... [​IMG]
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    lol....Thank you Tim![​IMG]
     
  20. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    Still looks excellent Jeanie! I think I fall in love a little more with everything you post! lol.
     

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