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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 476 mg sodium. 31.2 g carbohydrates; 10.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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10/30/2016
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