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Ham Hocks and Beans

Ham Hocks and Beans

Cook up these beans once and you'll be making them throughout the winter.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Ham Hocks and Beans
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 265 kcal


  • 1 bag dry beans my favorite is a 15 bean mix
  • 4 -6 ham hocks
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced (more if desired)
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • salt


  1. Wash the beans and remove all gravel and such.
  2. Place the beans, ham hocks, onions and garlic in a large dutch oven filled with water. Add the spices. Bring to a boil and boil for two or three minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer on med-low heat and cook for 4 to 5 hours, adding more water as needed.
  4. Remove the ham hocks when they are tender and falling apart; allow to cool so they can be handled.
  5. Remove meat from ham hocks (discarding fat and bones) and return to the beans.