Ham Hocks & Beans aka Pig Knuckle Delight

ham hock
ham hock rockin'

Saw the pig knuckles in the store & couldn’t resist. This one took me back to my youth & staring at the hock & saying to my parents “That is so, so very gross!” – but, then proceeding to eat it anyways.

Super easy recipe – beware this meal will backfire on you later that is for sure. Just when I thought that enough time had elapsed & was out of the so called dutch oven phase, bam. Pull out the heavy artillery & prepare for even the dog to look at you sideways.

Here is the lowdown to the swine meal:

  • 2/3 large smoked ham hocks
  • 8oz great northern beans, dried
  • 8oz pinto beans, dried
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup vegtable broth
  • pepper to taste
Get beans ready by washing off – then filing large pan w/ water 2 inches over beans. Boil for 3-5 mins. then cover & let sit for one hour (don’t pull the lid off damn you!). This softens them up w/o letting them sit over night.
Throw all of this in cooker for 6 hrs on high (your place will smell like a fart before you even eat it).
Would have served w/ biscuits or cornbread, but alas, had none – so just did up some classic spinach for side.
This one was nothing fancy & pretty darn easy & super cheap – think w/ total cost was about 8 bucks – plus had tons of leftovers – keep in mind to skim the fat off top before putting in fridge or you’ll find some hock smegma when you lift lid off.
Crock out.

One thought on “Ham Hocks & Beans aka Pig Knuckle Delight

  1. Wow, this one does take us back. I’ve tried this without using the hocks & just using ham….just not the same. Crazy good, but something you can’t eat for days on end. Your digestive system will explode! Thanks for sharing!

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