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!