Here’s the perfect meat-free dish for New Year’s Eve!
Vegetarian Hoppin’ John
2 15 oz. cans of blackeyed peas, drained
1 small red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 package vegetarian ham (I like Litelife Smart Deli Baked Ham, but there are many other available brands), chopped into small squares
1 tsp salt (to taste)
2 tblsp olive oil
3 cups cooked brown rice
1) Heat olive oil in a pan. Add green and red pepper and onion; saute until onion is almost translucent. Add vegetarian ham and saute for about 2 more minutes.
2) Add blackeyed peas and salt to the vegetable/ham mixture. Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat.
3) Serve over rice with sour cream and salsa.