Ham Hock And Beans Soup

Come across a bunch of ham hocks and have some spare time? Let’s make the most delicious pork dish ever or let’s make two at the same time!

As I lately have a little time, I had been browsing on the internet the other day. Trying to get new, challenging ideas, inspiring recipes that I have never tested before, to delight my family with. Searching for a long time but could not discover too many interesting stuff. Right before I thought to give up on it, I found this yummy and easy dessert simply by luck on Suncakemom. It looked so mouth-watering on its snapshot, that required quick actions.

It was not difficult to imagine just how it’s created, how it tastes and just how much my hubby will love it. Mind you, it is very easy to keep happy him in terms of cakes. Anyway, I went to the blog and then used the simple instuctions that have been coupled with superb shots of the process. It just makes life quite easy. I can imagine that it is a bit of a hassle to take photographs in the middle of cooking in the kitchen because you typically have sticky hands so I really appreciate the time and energy she devote to make this post and recipe easily followed.

With that said I am inspired to present my very own recipes in a similar way. Many thanks the idea.

I had been fine tuning the main mixture to make it for the taste of my family. I have to say it turned out an incredible outcome. They loved the taste, the overall look and loved having a delicacy such as this in the middle of a lively workweek. They quite simply demanded lots more, more and more. Thus next time I am not going to make the same miscalculation. I am gonna twin the amount .

Ham Hock And Beans Soup was first baked by SunCakeMom

Ham hock soup with beans

Pour oil into a pot and on high heat saute the diced onion, celery, carrots and salt until the onion gets a glassy / translucent look for about 3 -5 minutes.

Mix in the diced garlic, black pepper and the ham hocks. If we have quick cooking beans or any other legumes like lentils, we have to precook the ham hock now. Pour water into to the pot until the ham hocks are submerged, bring it to boil and on low heat simmer them for an hour.

Add beans, tomatoes and fill the pot up with water until all the ingredients are submerged.

Put the lid on and bring the water to boil then simmer until the beans are ready on low heat which could be anywhere between 60 – 120 minutes. Optionally, add more vegetables to the soup like broccoli, brussel sprouts 10 minutes before finishing the soup.

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