Gluten Free 30 minute Hoppin John Dinner

Have you ever had Hoppin John?  If not, you're in for a treat! It's delicious, low carb if you skip the rice, high in protein, low in fat and so darn good.   My easy 30 minute recipe is made with Allen's canned vegetables and they make all of their products Gluten Free!  Long before I realized that I was Celiac we found these wonderful greens at our grocery store and started making this dish.   It's a great meal that's fast, economical and will please everyone in your family.   Hope you enjoy!

Gluten Free Hoppin John


1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup ham, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
2 Stalks Celery, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 (15 ounce) Cans Allen's Seasoned Collard Greens
2 (15 ounce) Cans Trappey's Black Eye Peas 
1/4 cup chicken broth, or more as needed
1/4 tsp dried thyme-opt
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked rice.


1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, saute the onion, celery, carrots and garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add the ham, black-eyed peas, thyme, salt, and pepper; stir. Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture is thickened and the flavors have blended, apx 15 minutes. Add the collard greens and a little gluten free chicken stock if the mixture is too thick and simmer for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender .

2. About 30 minutes before serving, prepare 4 cups of cooked rice (about 2 cups of uncooked rice), or if you have cooked rice prepared in advance, reheat 10 minutes before serving.

3. You can serve on top of the rice or stir the cooked rice into the black-eyed pea mixture until well combined and serve.

Makes 8 servings

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