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Aunt Bee's Lucky Hoppin' John
"Black-eyed peas are a must on New Year’s Day, right? No matter what we had going on, where we were, or who else was around our table, my Mom always served black-eyed peas with our first dinner of the New Year…along with the other usual suspects of pork, greens, cornbread, and often sauerkraut. Southern superstition tells us that black-eyed peas bring prosperity in the New Year, so who am I to argue with tradition?! Best of all, this recipe is incredibly quick and delicious! You only need 5 minutes to prepare Aunt Bee’s Lucky Hoppin’ John — an easy side dish that’s perfect for New Year’s Day! The rice is studded with black-eyed peas, loaded with bacon, and flavored with garlic and onion. It’s a simple recipe that pairs perfectly with the rest of your lucky Southern fare, making it a tasty way to move from an exhausting Christmas season and into a prosperous and healthy New Year!"
Preparation Time5 min
Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Vessel Size1 1/2 quart baking dish
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