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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




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 1/4 cups each
213 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 31.2g; dietary fiber 10.6g; sugars 6.9g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 2926.9IU; vitamin c 67.9mg; folate 293.3mcg; calcium 113.2mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 80.8mg; potassium 601.9mg; sodium 476.5mg; thiamin 0.6mg.

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat