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Hoppin’ John Soup & Cornbread Cuties

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Hoppin’ John Soup & Cornbread Cuties

Hoppin’ John Soup

A classic Southern dish made vegetarian-style, this soup is very tasty and satisfying. It is a wonderful hearty meal itself with black-eyed peas, rice and okra. You can leave out the pepper flakes if you prefer a mild version.

1 cup onion, diced
1 cup carrots, moons
6 cups water
3 cups black-eyed peas, canned or homemade
1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 cup okra, frozen and sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons granulated onion
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Sautee onion and carrots in soup pot on medium low in olive oil. Sautee for 5 minutes stirring occasionally until caramelized. Add in black eyed peas.
  • Add water and seasonings. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add rice and continue to cook another 10 minutes.
  • Add okra and cook another 10 minutes. Add pepper flakes and serve.

Serves: 6

Total cooking time: 50 minutes


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“Quick question though – if not using granulated onion, what fresh ingredient would you recommend instead? More chopped onion? Garlic?”

More onion would be fine and you could cook them longer and brown them more to intensify the flavor. In our kitchen garlic is always an option and this dish is a southern one so it would be a good addition.

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2:48AM PST on Feb 15, 2015

Thank you

2:52AM PST on Jan 19, 2015

Thanks for sharing

2:53PM PST on Nov 27, 2014


3:20PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

Thanks so much for posting and sharing!

6:49AM PDT on Oct 27, 2014

Thank you :)

6:12AM PDT on Oct 27, 2014

Whenever I make cornbread with buttermilk (or soured milk - 1 cup of milk + 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar), I add baking soda. In this recipe, I would reduce the baking powder to 1 tsp and add 1/2 tsp baking soda. Also, I would probably reduce the amount of sweetener - most southern recipes add no sugar at all, but I like just a hint. Will save this recipe for New Year's Day for good luck!

10:27PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

Thanks sounds delicious

2:04PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

que buena pinta!! gracias

10:20PM PDT on Oct 25, 2014

I like soup.Thanks for sharing.

5:14PM PDT on Oct 24, 2014


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