Cajun Hoppin John easy one pot recipe!

This Cajun Hoppin' John is made with canned black eyed peas, ham, and sausage! The rice is cooked with all the Hoppin John ingredients, absorbing all the delicious flavors! Ready in under an hour!


– Ham steak, cubed – Smoked sausage, sliced – Black-eyed peas, undrained – Long grain rice, uncooked – Chicken broth – Olive oil – Onion, bell pepper, celery – Cajun seasoning – Garlic powder, basil, salt, pepper – Green onion

Step-by-step instructions!

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Brown the sliced sausage in olive oil over medium heat.  Use a large (at least 5-quart), heavy pan.


Remove the sausage from the pan, and add the diced ham.  Brown for 5 minutes over medium heat.


Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery mixture to the pot with the ham.  Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.


Return the sausage to the pot.  Add chicken broth, canned black-eyed peas (undrained), Rotel tomatoes (if using), and seasonings.  Mix well.  Add raw rice, and stir again.  Taste test for flavor and add more salt or creole seasoning, if desired.


Bring mixture to a boil.  Lower the heat to medium-low and put the lid on the pot.  Simmer for 10 minutes, remove the lid, quickly stir to bring rice to the top, then replace the lid on pot.  Turn heat down to low and slow simmer for an additional 20-25 minutes.


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