Hoppin' John Stew


Smoky sausage plays a starring role in this hearty Hoppin' John stew which simmers in the slow cooker until you're ready to enjoy.

Hoppin’ John Stew
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
18 cups


  • 4 (15.8-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, undrained

  • 2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

  • 1 (14-oz.) can beef broth

  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 family-size package boil-in-bag rice, uncooked (about 1 1/2 cups uncooked)


  1. Combine all ingredients except rice in a 6-qt. slow cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on Low 6 hours. Cut top off boil-in-bag rice; pour rice into slow cooker, and discard bag. Stir.

  3. Cover and cook on High 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

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