Ham Hocks and Beans


ham hock, broth, and spices in separate bowls

Do You Cook the Ham Hock Before the Beans
You can boil it in water before cooking them with the beans if you wish, especially if you want to serve meat with the beans. This will soften it up, prior to cooking it along with the beans. I find that it softens up enough for me while the beans cook and isn’t necessary for me.

How to Make Ham Hocks and Beans
Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Place a Dutch oven or soup pot on medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
Add onions and garlic. Saute.
Add chicken broth, pinto beans, ham hock, Creole seasoning, and bay leaf. Stir.
Place the lid on the pot and lower the heat to medium-low. Simmer.
Open up the pot and remove the bay leaf and ham hock.
Cool before serving.

pinto beans in a Dutch oven

What Kind of Stock/Broth to Use

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