Can anyone please explain to me why anyone would want to make hopping john with tomatoes? Here's what you need for hopping john:
maybe some hot sauce/Worcestershire sauce
See tomato or chili peppers in any combination on that list? Didn't think so. Also, it's not a soup. If there's broth then you're doing it wrong.
This reminds me that I need to swing by the store and grab a ham bone. Can't have New Year's Day without black eyed peas.