A nice thick version on regular navy bean soup. I usually serve with hot cornbread and butter, maybe a few green onions on the side. You could use bacon instead of the ham hock.
- Sort, wash, and soak beans overnight.
- Drain beans.
- Add ham hock, garlic and 4 cups water.
- Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 hours.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.