There appears to be many versions of Hoppin' John, black eyed peas being the main ingredient.
The version I tried came from a can of Bush Beans, however, I think it was so delicious because I used this particular brand of canned black eyed peas:
(Purchased from my local IGA)
Anyway, it was easy and very, very good, but not kid friendly. This is what Kraft macaroni and cheese is for, feeding the kids so you can have dishes like Hoppin' John.
Hoppin' John with Sylvia's Black Eyed Peas
1 C chopped onion
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 C cooked ham
2 T vegetable oil
2 cans Sylvia's Blackeye Peas
1/2 to 1 t hot sauce
3 cups cooked white rice
Cook onion, peppers, and ham in oil for 4 minutes.
Drain peas, reserving 1/2 C liquid.
Add peas, reserved liquid and hot sauce to ham mixture; stir to combine.
Spoon over rice and top with salsa and sour cream, if desired.
(I didn't need the salsa and sour cream; it was tasty enough without it.)