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Vegan Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John Recipe #SundaySupper

hoppin johnI’m still on a mission to keep things simple. This recipe is so easy I’ve made it twice! The first time I made it I was happily impressed with how it came out but knew it could use something more. The second time I made it I added some Tofurkey sausage to the dish to give it a bit more of a meaty flavour. I liked both but if you can get the vegetarian sausages I’d go that route.
hoppin john-2The hardest part of this recipe is remembering to soak the beans. You can do a quick soak which involves boiling but if you are setting this to cook while you are at work it is pretty easy to remember to soak the beans before you go to bed. The kale does seem like it won’t fit but it wilts right down into the pot losing no nutrients and brings a great flavour to the beans.
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Vegan Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John

Vegan Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry black eyed peas, soaked overnight
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 vegetarian sausages (like Tofurkey), sliced, optional
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can Rotel
  • 1 bunch of collard greens or kale, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • dash liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup of pre-cooked brown rice

Instructions

  1. Soak your beans overnight in a bunch of water and drain well in the morning and rinse in cool water. Put the beans directly into your slow cooker.
  2. Pour in vegetable broth. Stir in sausage, garlic, Rotel, greens, oregano, red pepper flakes liquid smoke and salt & pepper. You may need to shove in greens to get the lid on nicely.
  3. Cook on low for 8 to 12 hours, or until the beans are soft. Add the pre-cooked rice and stir well before serving.
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  1. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says

    It’s the perfect recipe to start the New Year. I don’t know why I tend to eat black eyed peas just in January. This recipe would be delish any time of year!
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom recently posted…Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

    What a healthy, filling meal! I love all of the flavors you have going on in your recipe! I can see this sticking to my ribs! Must bookmark this one!!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted…Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in Crockpot – #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Cindys Recipes and Writings says

    Perfect dish for a slow cooker, Shannon!

  4. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says

    I’ve never made a Hoppin’ John before but it seems like a recipe I’d really enjoy! I just love how healthy it is. Great recipe for the new year!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen recently posted…Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Portabello Stew ~ #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Tammi @ Momma's Meals says

    This sounds delicious! I have to give it a try. Love that it slow cooks ALL day long! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says

    What a great recipe to start out our new year. And so nice to find your blog through Sunday Supper. Love the name by the way. :) I’m loving the spice in this, the Rotel and the red pepper flakes. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Liz says

    Perfect for New Years or any winter’s meal!!! Thanks for sharing this vegan adaptation!
    Liz recently posted…Slow Cooker Coffee Glazed Brisket #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. Julie @ Texan New Yorker says

    Okay, why have I never tried any version of Hoppin’ John? Yours looks awesome and healthy! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Shaina says

    Good to see another vegetarian dish in today’s line up!

  10. Courtney @ Neighborfood says

    I keep hearing so much about Hoppin John but I have yet to try it or make it yet! I think my excuses are getting smaller and smaller!

  11. Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) says

    This looks delicious Shannon! Lovely recipe.
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) recently posted…Crockpot Beef Stew | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. The Ninja Baker says

    Bless you, Shannon! My darling hubby has beans almost every day from the Whole Foods hot bar. You may have just helped our family budget…And given me another wonderful recipe for my brand new slow cooker =)

  13. Family Foodie says

    So healthy and filling, and a great way to bring in the new year! This sounds delish!

  14. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says

    Yummmm….I love Hoppin’ John! Granted, I usually make it with bacon, but I think it’s something that could so easily go vegetarian. Maybe a little smoked paprika would work if somebody didn’t have liquid smoke?

  15. Tammy Northrup says

    Oh my goodness! I am trying to cut back on carbs but this looks amazing. Wonder if my hubby would notice the sausage was vegetarian. Definitely pinning this for later.
    Tammy Northrup recently posted…Low-Carb Slow Cooker Chunky Beefy Vegetable Soup #SundaySupperMy Profile

  16. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says

    This looks GREAT!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted…Black-Eyed Pea Quesadillas for New Year’s Day Good Luck #WeekdaySupperMy Profile

  17. Tara says

    Look at that bowl of goodness, love it!! My daughter is the number one bean fan in this house and she would be all over that dish!!

  18. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says

    Looks so hearty and comforting!

  19. Renee says

    I could never tire of eating black-eyed peas and I do need to try this recipe. So conveniently made in the crock pot.
    Renee recently posted…Spicy Corn CasseroleMy Profile

  20. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere says

    I am so intrigued to make some beans in my crock pot now. I don’t know why we haven’t before!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted…Caribbean Red Beans and RiceMy Profile

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