Hoppin John

1 Green Pepper (coarsely chopped)

2 Medium Onions (coarsely chopped)

1/2 Lb. Bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)

1 Lb. Ham Slice (cubed)

1/2 Tsp. White Pepper

1 Tbsp. Seasoned Salt

1 Tsp. Basil

2 Cloves Garlic (minced)

Cayenne Pepper (to taste)

Crushed Red Pepper (to taste)


Return bacon to pot; add ham, onion, spices, garlic.

Add flour to grease, over medium heat, making a roux.

Remove bacon, saving half the grease.

Fry bacon in a heavy pot.

Add black-eyed peas and green pepper.

Add 1/2 to 1 cup water, slowly, to make a thick sauce.

Saute until onions are clear.

Simmer until peppers are cooked.

Mix in cooked rice.


Do not use very salty bacon (such as Virginia smoked).