Hoppin' John


  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can tomatoes (16oz.)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
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  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can black-eyed peas
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped ham
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese


Melt shortening in 2 qt. saucepan. Add onions and celery and cook until tender. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Simmer about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Drain black-eyed peas. Combine ham, peas, rice and tomato mixture in a 2 qt. covered casserole. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove top, cover with cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted. Note: This is an excellent way to use the remains of a large ham.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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