Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Notice that this recipe doesn't call for ANY spices...not even salt and pepper. Yet I have nothing but great memories for mom's ham hocks and beans. Other recipes include garlic, oregano, bay leaf and pepper. Give it a try with or without embellishments.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the beans, soak in water overnight.
  2. Put the beans and the water into a large pan.
  3. Add the ham hocks and chopped onions.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook all day, up to 8 hours.
  5. More water can be added if needed or desired, depending on how thick you like your soup.