Like others, I don’t care for plain old black-eyed peas for New Years. I wanted to make this recipe exactly. I had most of the ingredients. One of my cans of peas was “with snaps” but I figured a few pieces of green beans wouldn’t hurt anything. I got the exact Sage sausage. I couldn’t find the 6-ounce, uncooked, with seasoning packet, long grain and wild rice. My store only had Rice-a-Roni called “long grain and wild” and it was a 4.3 ounce box. I love Rice-a-Roni but it isn’t all rice. The Roni part is Vermicelli. I got Uncle Ben’s, already cooked, long grain and wild rice in an 8.8-ounce package and I left out the 2 cups of water. Since I had varied, anyway, from the recipe, I threw in some onions that I pre-cooked in the microwave. A must in any soup worth eating! I didn’t need it to be that quick. I simmered in my Crock Pot on High for a few hours. My hoppin’ John soup was very tasty and I’d make it again. It’s mild though. If you want spicy, a little garlic powder and hot sauce would blend well, or use a spicier sausage. Good recipe that doesn’t require exactness.
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Like others, I don’t care for plain old black-eyed peas for New Years. I wanted to make this...