Loads of ham hocks, cured pork belly or even smoked turkey wings are usually key ingredients in this Southern dish. In this healthy Hoppin‘ John recipe, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper bring on the flavor. Ounce-for-ounce, these two spices contain roughly 2 1/2 times the beta carotene of boiled sweet potatoes. Serve as a main-dish stew or serve a smaller portion as a side along with some brown rice.

Raghavan Iyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016


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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Add bell peppers and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown and smell fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Stir in cumin, paprika, cayenne and salt; cook, stirring, for 15 seconds. Stir in collard greens by the handful; cook, stirring, until they are wilted a bit, about 2 minutes.

  • Add black-eyed peas, tomatoes and their juice and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

213.1 calories; protein 10.9g 22% DV; carbohydrates 31.2g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 10.6g 43% DV; sugars 6.9g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 2926.9IU 59% DV; vitamin c 67.9mg 113% DV; folate 293.3mcg 73% DV; calcium 113.2mg 11% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 80.8mg 29% DV; potassium 601.9mg 17% DV; sodium 476.5mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.6mg 65% DV.

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Spicy and smoky and luscious! We simmered a smoked turkey leg in for a little extra flavor and protein. Gotta say this is a definite do-over. Read More