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    Sunday, January 01, 2012

    Teresa's Quick 'N' Easy Hoppin' John

    Ring in the New Year with this delicious (and simple to fix) traditional dish!

    1 lb breakfast sausage (you can use mild or hot or low fat if you simply must)
    1 medium onion
    4-16 oz cans of black-eyed peas (we use two regular and two with bacon & jalapeno to give it a little kick)
    1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes or to taste (we omit this if we use the jalapeno beans)
    1 bag of boil-n-bag rice

    1) Cook the sausage in the bottom of a large pot, break apart with fork
    2) As it cooks, peel and chop onion and fix 1 bag boil-n-bag rice per directions on box (which takes 10 minutes)
    3) Drain sausage if needed, retaining 2-3 TBS of fat, and return to pot
    4) Add onion to sausage and cook until onions are soft-5 minutes or so
    5) Add black-eyed peas and red pepper flakes and warm well
    6) Add 1 bag of cooked boil-n-bag rice
    7) Warm well so flavors will combine - 20 minutes or so

    We serve this with Jiffy corn bread mix and it also makes an excellent leftover