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Mother's Hoppin' John

My Mother makes this dish every New Year's Eve. She says it's good luck to eat it at midnight. She always make enough to serve as a side dish with our big dinner on New Year's Day...and, since I like it so much, of course she makes enough for me to take home too. So I have good luck for a few more days.


2 cans blackeyed peas
4 thick slices bacon, cut into 1/2 " pieces
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
a generous DASH each of: cayenne pepper and black pepper
3 cups of cooked rice


1. Cook bacon in saucepan until browned. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic. Saute until onion is tender.
2. Add beans and carefully stir in rice, salt and the 2 peppers....simmer until flavors are blended (just a few minutes).