Ham Hock and Beans

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  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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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

  1. 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.