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Hot Hoppin' John Salad Recipe

Hot Hoppin' John Salad
Posted by: Elaine Wed, 26 May 2004, at 7:22 a.m.

This Salad is a spicy, hearty meal!
Prep. time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6

1 cup ham, coarsely chopped
1 cup onion, chopped, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon CRISCO® Vegetable Oil
3 cups rice, hot, cooked in chicken broth
1 16 ounce can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 slices bacon
4 cups green cabbage, very finely shredded

Cook ham, 1/2 cup onion and garlic in oil in saucepan until lightly browned. Stir in rice, peas, pepper sauce, pepper and salt. Cook until thoroughly heated. Place bacon in large skillet; cook until crisp; set aside. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add cabbage and remaining 1/2 cup onion; stir-fry until tender-crisp. Spoon onto large platter. Ladle rice mixture into center of cabbage; crumble bacon over top of salad. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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