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Hot Hoppin' John Salad Recipe

Serves 6


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped ham
  • 1 cup chopped onion, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cup hot cooked rice
  • 16 oz canned black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 slice bacon
  • 4 cup very finely shredded cabbage


1. Cook ham, 1/2 cup onion, and garlic in oil until lightly browned.
2. Stir in rice, peas, hot sauce, pepper and salt.
3. Cook until thoroughly heated.
4. Place bacon in large skillet; cook until crisp; set aside.
5. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings.
6. Add cabbage and remaining onion; stir-fry until tender-crisp.
7. Spoon onto large platter.
8. Ladle rice mixture into center of cabbage; crumble bacon over top of salad.
9. Serve hot or at room temperature.


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Main Ingredient:Meat and Poultry / Pork / Ham
Course:Main Dish
Preparation Method:Fry

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