I know that many of you like me are on the run & are always looking for quick and easy recipes. I have one for you! Here’s another great recipe that a friend at work shared with me, so I’m passing it on to my friends. I know I’m always looking for good recipes that can be cooked ahead I don’t know about you, but if I can put something in the crockpot & come home to a good meal, that makes me a very happy girl! This is one of those easy, one pot meals that will have your hubby coming back for seconds. I know mine did! If you like all the ingredients in this, you’ll have to try it. I promise…it’s so easy & the crockpot does all the work for you.
It’s called Hoppin’ John Chowder & only has a few ingredients, but they really blend together well for some real comfort food. We finally have a chill in the air & I think that Fall is really here now, so this dish is perfect. It’s a bit Cajun & has a little bite, so if you don’t like hot things, you will probably want to find a milder sausage and get the mild Rotel tomatoes. We both like things a little spicey, so this was just right for us.
Hoppin’ John Chowder
4 cans black-eyed peas
2 cans Rotel tomatoes (they come in mild or regular, which is fairly hot)
1 can beef broth
1 cup water
1 lb. smoked sausage (I used Cajun sausage, Savoie at Publix, but any smoked will do)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder (I used garlic salt, didn’t have the powder)
Throw all of that in the crockpot & simmer for 6 hrs. on low. The last 1/2 hour add 1 or 2 (I did 2) bags of those rice bags (open the bag & dump in) & simmer on high for 1/2 hour. Now enjoy!
DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ says
Looks good! I’m always on the lookout for fast recipes. Crockpots are “a good thing.” My H would love that!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Hi, girls! I’m sure you will enjoy this one, so give it a try.
Kat, no need to cook the rice, just dump it in uncooked & it will cook that last 30 minutes.
If you have plain rice, I’d say use about 3/4 cup rice. I’m not sure how much are in those rice bags & I usually don’t buy them, but did for this recipe, but any rice that you have on hand will work. Just dump it in & let it simmer for 30 minutes on high.
melissa @ the inspired room says
Sounds yummy to me! You know I like quick and easy recipes so I can move on to things that last longer than a meal! I can’t bare to spend all day cooking and see it gobbled up in 15 minutes flat! I think meals should take about as long to prepare as they do to eat! But that is just me, the non-gourmet!
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Looks great Rhoda. I’ll have to try this for my family. Easy Peasy recipes are my favorite. One dish recipes, even better!!
Terri and Bob says
I love this recipe and I haven’t tried it yet. What a perfect, come-in-from-the-cold recipe!
daisy cottage says
Adding this one to my recipe box, for sure!!!!
I have a Martha Stewart recipe for Hoppin’ John that I make every now and then for New Years Day. Problem is…it’s too darn complicated. So, I tried this yesterday and YES…it is GOOD!! Love that it is put together in less than 3 minutes if you hurry with the chopping of the vegetables. Thanks for sharing these great recipes Rhoda…I’m all about quick and easy!!
Sounds yummy! I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks, diane
Angela (Cottage Magpie) says
Mmmm mmm, that looks good. I just cut and paste and sent to DH, since he does the cooking around here. I bet he’ll love something so easy! Thanks!
Made this recipe Sunday and the whole family loved it. Just used regular smoked sausage and it worked well with the Rotel original tomato. DH loves hot food, the hotter/spicer the better. I asked if he would use the hotter sausage next time and he said he wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe brown the smoked sausage alittle first to bring out the smokey flavor. He is the “chef” in the family so I was pleased that I could find something that would get a rave review from him. He also did the shopping with me and we 1 1/2’ed the recipe. Was alittle confused on the 2 bags of rice though, so did our own measurement on that. Thanks for a new dinner idea to put on the table :)!
Susan Ramey Cleveland says
This sounds like a great Autumn supper. I believe I’ll try it. Thanks for the recipe, Rhoda.
We had this last night and it was terrific – please keep your recipes coming! I made it with brown rice in the bag.
Thanks to you we now always have our hotdogs with your sauce and you introduced us to Blue Plate mayo 🙂
For the love of my home says
Okay, I did this over the weekend and I thought it was fantastic so did my husband and daughter. Thanks for the great recipes. I enjoy visiting your blog it is lovely.
Rhoda – I made this recipe today and the family really liked it. I had one problem, we live in the north and I could not find the tomatoes that you used so I substituted Del Monte Tomatoes with Zesty Green Chilies. I can never make a dish to ‘hot’ for the men who live in this house. Thanks for the recipe!
Well written article.
Betty C says
Tried this recipe night before last and it was a winner!! Son and husband loved it. Easy and tastes delicious!! Thank you!!