Ham Hocks and Beans

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Servings: 8
PREP
10 mins
COOK
4 hrs
READY IN
4 hrs 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 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 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • salt
Directions
  • 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.