With my child care I am part of the “food program”. I have to follow guidelines to prepare meals and have specific foods that must be included in each meal. One the latest the pushes the guidelines are recommending is to include more beans in the meals we prepare.
I work to do my best to comply. Right now we are asked to serve some sort of bean once a week. The beans can be any sort of beans that can be dried….limas, kidney, butter, northern, black, etc.
I typically just serve chili or baked beans but honestly, I’m getting bored with them. I decided to make some Hoppin’ John. I personally love it.
Here’s my recipe.
I started by chopping and sauteing :
1 green pepper
1 can of black eyed peas
1 cup of chopped turkey ham
1 cup of cooked rice
1 cup of chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
I let it simmer until most of the liquid was dissolved…then ready to eat.
I served the kids and although they tried it, they weren’t in love with it. Me..I love it.
With the leftovers I am going to add a little hot pepper juice from the jalapeno pepper jar. Hubby likes things with a little more spice.
Next time around I am starting with dried beans and using the pressure cooker.