Ham Hock and Beans

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
2 hr 15 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 medium smoked ham hocks, about 4 ounces each
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 pound dried navy white beans
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 cups water
  • Salt
Directions

In a medium Dutch oven with a lid, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, sear the ham hocks in batches, until brown, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the ham hock and set aside. Add the onions. Season with pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the beans and bay leaves. Season with pepper. Saute for 1 minute. Add the reserved ham hocks and water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 2 hours, or until the meat falls of the bone and the beans are creamy. Remove the bay leaves and season with salt and pepper.


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This is wonderful!  Added extra bay leaves and thyme.  The second time I made it I even added chopped bacon!  Absolutely no way to go wrong with this!<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the soup, but, at the butcher shop where I got my ham hocks are taking longer for the meat to fall off the bone. Seriously, one ham hock weighs 2-3 or more pounds and barely fit in pot. Great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe a little different not long ago. Try BBQ the ham hocks for 20 minutes ( turning 10 minutes each side). It will acquire a most smoked flavor, and instead of water try vegetable, chicken, or beef both instead of water. Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great! Searing the ham hocks is the secret! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe called for too much water, took more than 4 hrs to cook. My family grew up on beans on Tuesday and we always soaked overnite. My dad cooked the best beans, that's why our family still enjoy them today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It has a great taste. Sautéing the onion and beans first made a delicious stronger taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellant recipe. Like Lovefood said, it is SO EASY that yes I didn't even mess it up. Ya Really no need for the salt tho. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe and received raved reviews from family and friends. So easy that even I didn't mess it up. I used the leftover ham bone after Thanksgiving and added a ham steak for extra meat. Added salt like the recipe called for but I don't think I need it next time. Ham is naturally salty already. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this. I've made it several times and am waiting on the current batch to finish cooking. I can't find ham hocks in my area very often. I use ham shanks as a substitute. item not reviewed by moderator and published
if you decide to cook this in the crockpot be advised that the water you add is greatly recuced , there was a review that did not include that important little fact other the that I think it is great item not reviewed by moderator and published

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