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Ham Hocks and Beans

Comfort food at its best. Many people will tell you to soak your beans first (however, I have been told that you should soak dry beans when using a pressure cooker. Please follow manufacturers instructions in this case). I never do. I just wash them and cook them as below. For a really hearty winter meal, serve these with a loaf of hot fresh bread or a pan of corn bread and a pan of old fashioned crisp fried potatoes. These may also be made in the pressure cooker and crockpot.


Serving Size: 1 (21) g

Servings Per Recipe: 8


Calories: 11.9

Calories from Fat 0 g4%

Total Fat 0.1 g0%

Saturated Fat 0 g0%

Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Sodium 1.2 mg 0%

Total carbohydrates 2.8 g 0%

Dietary Fiber 0.5 g 1%

Sugars 0.8 g3%

Protein 0.4 g 0%


  • Wash beans and remove all gravel and such.
  • Place beans, ham hocks, onions and garlic in a large Dutch oven filled with water.
  • Add spices.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Simmer on med-low heat for 4 to 5 hours, adding more water as needed.
  • Remove hamhocks when they are tender and falling apart; allow to cool so they can be handled.
  • Remove meat from ham hocks (discarding fat and bones) and return to the soup.