Beans N' Ham Hocks

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
6 hrs

This is one of the most simple meals that I make I put it all the ingredients in the crockpot and later I have a very simple yet filling meal for my family.I use pink beans but you could use whatever you want. I serve mine with rice and a bit of cheese on top. Enjoy! *Update* I realized after two people reviewed my recipe and after I went to my local butcher that the ham hocks I get are rather large (I'm going to guess about as big as a medium eggplant if not larger). Which is why my recipe only lists one. You may want to change that to 2 or more depending on the actual size of your ham hocks.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (16 ounce) package pink beans (washed and picked clean of rocks and soaked over night)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large ham hock, split in half
  • 6 -8 cups water or 6 -8 cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In crockpot add cleaned beans, onions, garlic and ham hock.
  2. Cover with water or chicken stock and cook on medium for 6 hours.
  3. At about the half way point the meat should come off the ham hock, if not let it cook a little longer until you can. Remove the ham hock from beans and let cool.
  4. Remove the layer of fat from the ham hock and shred the meat into bite size pieces and return to the crockpot.
  5. When beans are done add salt and pepper to taste and skim as much fat off the beans as possible.