Hoppin john

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by cowgirl, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I made a batch of hoppin john while camping that came out pretty tasty.

    Sorry, I do not measure most ingredients when camping, but this is as close as I can remember...

    I fried a few pieces of bacon....

    I sauted some onions, peppers, and garlic in the bacon drippings

    Added the onions, garlic and peppers to a pot of....

    4 cups of chicken broth
    2 bay leaves
    1 smoked ham hock
    about 2 cups of cooked beans (black eyed peas are normally used, but I used pintos)
    a couple pinches each of basil, oregano and thyme
    some cracked black pepper
    some red pepper flakes
    some long grain rice.. (just eyeballed that) Made sure the mixture was moist.

    I did not add salt at all, the bacon and ham hock seemed to be enough.

    Then I buried it for 4 hours....lol http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...threadid=18392

    You could put it in a smoker or oven. Bake until the rice and ham hock are tender...

    This is a pic of the pot when I dug it up....it was really tasty.
    The picture is not very good, had to use my flashlight. [​IMG]
  2. Cowgirl, that's some fine looking camp grub and if I was camping nearby I would have been coming by. It looks like you did a great job. Way to go!
  3. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Haven't eaten since pizza at 3:00. I'm going thru the new Q-view and I'm slobberin like a dog! Nothing wrong with that final pic!!!! I have to go get some leftover ribs heated up and eaten before I look at another pic!!
  4. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey cowgirl, you got some good looking vittles there.
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks folks!
    Steve you would have been more than welcome at my campfire.
    Seboke....those ribs sound pretty danged good right now.
    Thank you Wayside![​IMG]
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love a good ham and bean dish. That one looks real good, I'm sure the atmosphere made it all the better.
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You got that right Mule....the atmosphere made the whole meal so much more enjoyable.
    Can't wait to go again. [​IMG]
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Hey Cowgirl with Grub like that I've got a spot at Hunting Camp with your name on it from about Dec--Feb. [​IMG] yummmmmm
  9. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm sitting here without having had any breakfast yet drooling. Nothing like beans and ham. I'm picturing a smoke picnic ham with the HJ.
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the recipe, Cowgirl! I'll be trying this one!
  11. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Look like it turned out real good. It's fun cooking directly with fire but have not done that in along time. I love hoppin john, well except for the last time I made it, it was tastless, but the hot sauce made it better
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks folks!
    Piney, that's what I need....to go to a hunting camp AWAY from home.
    During deer season, my house IS the camp.
  13. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow Cowgirl... awesome dish. I've never heard of it and almost skipped right over it. But.. then I saw that it was your post. I figured if Cowgirl wrote then I want to read it. It doesn't matter what the subject is. You always have good things to say and tasty q-view to show. Thanks!
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoke Chef....thank you for the kind words, you are too sweet!
    I really do appreciate it. [​IMG]
  15. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ditto that [​IMG]

    And I thought Piney had a great idea [​IMG] Great way to tour the country , big game season starts mid-Oct - early Dec up here. [​IMG]
  16. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    That sounds real good. I had never heard of Hoppin John til recently. I have only had the canned version (black eyed peas, tomotos, japs, maybe okra) but like it alot. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.
  17. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    curly gurl..........

    you think you could aslo just DO this........well DUH........what i mean.....how long do you think it would take?

    the same four hours?
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It wouldn't take that long, but I would simmer the smoked hock with the beans for awhile first, then add the rice later since it cooks fast.
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Phil and Bert, Thanks!!
  20. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jeanie, that looks great! You know your stuff, [​IMG]

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