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Hoppin' Jane Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 15-20 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 3-4 servings

A quick and simple meal when the fridge is empty and all you have is your pantry and freezer! This is a simple one-pot dish, inspired by Hoppin’ John.

(This is the pantry-freezer version. If you happen to have fresh tomatoes, okra, sausage or black-eyed peas, go ahead and use those instead!)

  • 1 15.5 oz can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed (we like Goya)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (we like Muir Glen Organic Fire-Roasted)
  • 1 package frozen chopped okra
  • 1 package pre-cooked andouille sausage (usually 4 or 5 sausages) cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbl. oil or butter (to grease the pan)
  • Optional: salt, pepper, garlic salt, chili power (to taste)
  1. Pre-heat oil in a deep-sided pan.
    Saute onion and sausage together in pan until just browned.
  2. Add okra to pan.
  3. Once okra is mostly thawed, add tomatoes and black-eyed peas to pan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until warm.
  5. Season to taste with salt/pepper or garlic salt/chili powder

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