New Year's Day Jambalaya

Prep Time: 1 hour
Yields: 6 Servings


Comment: This delectable dish is perfect for your New Year's celebration because it includes the two traditional ingredients: black-eyed peas and cabbage. The tradition states that black-eyed peas bring good luck and cabbage brings financial good fortune.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pound cubed ham
  • 1 pound sliced smoked sausage
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15.8-ounce) can black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup uncooked white long grain rice
  • 1 cup water
  • Creole seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a 5-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ham, sausage, onions, celery, bell peppers and garlic. Stirring often, cook 5-10 minutes or until ham and sausage are browned. This browning process gives the finished dish its golden-brown color. Add cabbage, tomatoes, black-eyed peas, rice and water. Stir until well combined. Season with Creole seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender.

  print this page >>
Copyright © 2007 Chef John Folse & Company.
2517 South Philippe Ave. • Gonzales, LA 70737 • (225) 644-6000 • FAX (225) 644-1295