SPAM® Hickory Smoke Hoppin' John

A Carolina Classic

Submitted by SPAM® fan

40 min 4-6 servings 13 ingredients


  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can blackeyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup white medium-grain rice, cooked
  • 1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Hickory Smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus 2 tablespoons for cooking rice)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Sliced green onions


  • 1.Warm 1/2 teaspoon canola oil over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Cut SPAM® Hickory Smoke into 1/2 inch chunks and brown in skillet over medium heat.
  • 2.Add bell peppers and celery and cook 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Add minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add blackeyed peas, chili powder and pepper. Cook for a few minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.   
  • 3.Add rice, salt, and hot sauce. Cook for about 2 minutes to heat through. Add additional hot sauce to taste and garnish with green onions, if desired.

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