May 25, 2016

Pinto Beans with Smoked Ham Hocks {Slow Cooker}

On the Menu Today~
Pinto Beans with Smoked Ham Hocks {Slow Cooker}

This is another recipe using Smoked Ham Hocks.
Smoked Ham Hocks are economical and delicious.
They are a great to use when making soup, stews or
in bean recipes like this one.

Pinto Beans with Smoked Ham Hocks {Slow Cooker}

  • 1 pound pinto beans (soaked overnight directions here: Maple Baked Beans)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 meaty smoked ham hocks
  • 7 cups water or stock (chicken, pork or vegetable)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the onion mixture, ham hocks, beans, water or stock, and remaining seasonings in a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. About two hours before the cooking time is completed, remove the ham hocks from the slow cooker and let them cool until they can be handled. Remove and discard the bones, fat and skin from the ham hocks. Chop or shred the meat and return it to the slow cooker, cook until the beans are completely tender.

Serve with thick slices of buttered bread

Beans, Ham, Slow Cooker
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