Hoppin' John is a Southern tradition for New Year's Day, but we like it whenever there's a chill in the air. Use your Instant Pot for a fast, hearty meal.
Course Main Course
Keyword black eyed peas, kielbasa, new years day, smoked sausage
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Achieving & Reducing Pressure 30minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1poundblack eyed peas
1jalapeno with seeds and membranes (if you like heat)chopped
1 large carrotchopped
2 large clovesgarlicminced
4cupslow sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1pound smoked sausagecut into large chunks
cooked white rice
additional chopped cilantro
hot sauce(We like Crystal's)
Sift through the black eyed peas, removing any bad beans or errant stones. Place the beans in a large bowl and cover with water so that the beans are submerged by about two inches. Let the beans reconstitute overnight.
Rinse and drain the black eyed peas and set aside.
Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode and let it heat for a minute or two. Add the chopped bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes or until it renders its fat and starts to crisp.
Add the chopped onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and jalapeños. Saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender and translucent.
Stir in the cumin and bay leaf and toss with the vegetables to coat them with the cumin, cooking for about a minute until fragrant.
Add the black eyed peas to the pot and stir. Add the broth and sausage chunks.
Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 12 minutes. (Note: it will take the Instant Pot about 15 minutes to achieve pressure because of the volume of food in the vessel).
Let the pressure release naturally. Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve with cooked white rice, additional fresh cilantro and hot sauce if desired.