BLACK EYED PEAS w/ HAM (Hoppin' John)


Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 whole medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole green pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cups black-eyed peas, soaked at least 6 hours
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ham hock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 cups white rice, cooked

Instructions

  1. Set the EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 350°F/177°C.
  2. Heat butter in a Big Green Egg cast iron Dutch Oven.
  3. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, and celery. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in soaked black-eyed peas, chicken broth, ham hock, salt and pepper, cayenne, basil, thyme, oregano, and bay leaf. Cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in vinegar. Serve over the cooked rice.

Serves 10


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