Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a comfort food, stick to your ribs, cold night dinner! Serve wwith hot buttered corn bread. Enjoy!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and pick over the beans.
  2. Place in a large stockpot and cover with the soaking water.
  3. Let stand overnight.
  4. (you can speed this up by using your crock pot on high and watch the water. It takes around 3 hours) Drain the beans, rinse and drain again.
  5. Heat the oil in the pot over medium high.
  6. Add the onions, carrot and garlic.
  7. Cook, stirring often until the onions are tender, around 3 or 4 minutes.
  8. Add the beans, cooking water and the bay leaf.
  9. Slowly bring to a full boil.
  10. Reduce the heat to a simer, cover and cook for 1 hour.
  11. Add the ham bone to the pot.
  12. Re-cover and simmer 2 hours longer-watch the water level.
  13. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
  14. Remove the ham bone and cut away the meat.
  15. Chop into bite sized pieces and return to the pot.
  16. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  17. Serve with corn bread.
Most Helpful

3 5

I used black eyed peas and ham hocks. Came out very good. Corn bread is a nice touch!

5 5

At Di's suggestion, I tried this recipe to use a hambone that I found in my freezer. It was really delicious. The kids really enjoyed this and loved the addition of cornbread. The hambone was seasoned enough, so I didn't need to add additional salt or pepper. I rinsed the beans several times and picked through the soaked beans to get rid of as many of the membranes as possible. I also had a small amount of minced ham that I added in to heat through. Thank you for posting this, it will be a favorite for us!

5 5

Very yummy! Easy to make. I used black-eyed beans, chicken stock instead of water and a pound of baked ham diced small instead of the ham bone.