Vegetarian Hoppin' John

  • 1 lbs dried black eye peas
  • 2 quarts plus 3 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 7 oz. can diced green chiles
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 dried or canned chipotle chile
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Salt to taste image placeholder

Rinse and sort through peas.

In a deep pot, bring 2 quarts water to boil over high heat. Add peas. Let water return to boil; then boil uncovered for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.

Drain and rinse peas, discarding cooking water.

In crockpot, combine onion, garlic, green chiles, cumin pepper, baking soda and chipotle chile. Stir in peas; pour in remaining 3 cups water. Cover and cook on LOW until peas are tender to bite - 9 to 10 hours).

Remove and discard chipotle chile; stir in rice and tomatoes.

Increase heat to HIGH; cover and cook until rice is tender - 45 to 55 minutes more).

Season to taste with salt.

Servings: 6
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
Date: Jan, 13, 2000