Hoppin’John instant pot style! 

Hoppin’John is a lucky new year meal and with my new instant pot it’s easier than ever to make! 

Hoppin’John is a simple recipe consisting of blackeyed peas, ham, and rice. A southern dish that originated in the Carolina’s. Although it’s said to be a lucky dish for the new year, noone really knows why. I even consulted with my good friend Google, and no answer as to why this is lucky. But, I’m not taking any chances! Here’s my instant pot recipe for Hoppin’John! Happy New Year and Enjoy!! 

1 bag black eyed peas soaked and rinsed

2 cans chicken broth

2 boxes Rice A Roni Long grain and wild rice

1 can diced tomato drained

1lb thick cut ham steaks

Add beans, rice, seasoning packets from the rice, tomatoes, and broth to the pot. Top with the ham steaks. Set for 30minutes on the beans and lentils setting if your pot has one. That’s it! Once cooked, shred the ham and give it a stir! Enjoy!! 


I think I’m in love with my instant pot! 

So, I received a really nice gift from my mother and father in law, an instant pot! If you’ve never heard of this it’s simply a multi-functional cook pot that resembles a slow cooker. Instead of a crock though the inner pot is coated aluminum, and the lid has a gasket that allows steam to trap inside the pot like a pressure cooker. But besides slow cooking, and pressure cooking, you can steam veggies, cook rice, cook beans and lentils, saute meat, and can be used for canning! 

The nice part about this handy kitchen gadget is it can cook foods that are frozen an it’s FAST! 

I’ve already made chili using frozen meat, and tonight I cooked an entire stuffed chicken in less than hour! It’s amazing!! I feel like a Ronco commercial lol!! Set it and forget it! 😂

So if your looking for a tool that will really make life a little easier in the kitchen consider an instant pot! You’ll love it, just like I love mine! Happy cooking everyone!