This was fabulous...just what the doctor ordered on a cold day. I used one huge smoked ham hock and a package of boneless country style pork ribs along with the 15 bean mix. I loved the combinations of the meat. I served this with fresh sliced baguettes. Yum
This is an editited review. I did try the soup with 15 bean soup also. I found the soup even better that way. Karen you are right. Great for lunches and fast dinners. I loved the simple preperation and ingredients.
So easy and very good! I made this in my crockpot(didn't soak the beans, just washed them and threw them in). I put all the ingredients in my 5qt., filled it with water and cooked in on high for about 6 hours and it came out perfect. I used 2 cups chopped ham, used about 1/4c. minced onions, and 1 Tbsp. garlic salt. I also didn't have any bay leaves on hand, so, I just omitted that. I served this with cornbread that I made the night before, and it was a super easy Sunday lunch that was ready when I walked in the door from church! I will definitely be making this one again! Thanks for posting, Karen!
This recipe is delicious WITHOUT the oregano, or with just a hint of it. One tablespoon oregano? That's way too much! I used 1/2 tsp and any more would have been overpowering.
I love recipes like this. Very fast and easy to put together and yet gives out so much flavor and taste. This got 5 stars all around the table. I didn't have ham hocks but I planned on making this and used the bone and meat from a whole ham made two days before and it was fabulous! Thanks for the recipe and I'll be making this off and on throughout the winter that's for sure.
This is sooo good. I made it in my crockpot. Only had two packages of ham hocks so we added 1 cup of cubed ham. Loved the flavor and are freezing some for another night. Never had 15 beans before but we will from now on. Thank you for a delicious meal.
This was absolutely wonderful. I made this with pinto beans only. I followed the directions exactly with the exception of adding some extra chopped ham since I only had 3 ham hocks. The soup was the best I have ever made. Thanks for this one that will be used a lot this winter.
Made this last night in a crock pot. YUMMY! While I could not find ham hocks that were not already cooked, I chose prok shoulder ribs for the meat. Anyone who has ever had "mom's" ham hock and beans knows that the ham hock adds quite a bit of the flavor. But I just didn't want to buy a ham, it's just me in the house and large quantities of anything tend to go to waste. But next time, I'll get the ham. <br/><br/>I followed the recipe other than the meat, and added some red chili powder, turmeric, and cumin. I used a bit more onion and garlic, I don't measure those :) Added enough water to cover, and added about another cup and a half after about an hour. Really didn't need to add more, but, it didn't hurt. <br/><br/>Came out thick, like I like it, and tasty. <br/><br/>This is an excellent base recipe as is, and the 15 bean mix is a must! (I'm pretty sure my mom uses Lima beans only) But I would highly recommend using the ham hock, or left over ham. Other cuts of pork just don't add the flavor it needs. I'll be using ham only next time :)<br/><br/>Wonderful, simple, delicious. 5 stars Karen. :)
LOVE this recipe!! I only tweaked it a bit and added a teaspoon of red pepper flake. I also used pinto beans & New Mexico white beans because, I'm not a fan of red beans. It came out so buttery & delicious, perfect with a nice piece of crusty sourdough! This is definitely my new go-to New Years supper to make after my Christmas ham.
Delicious! I spiced it up with some chili powder and a couple of Jalepenos in the last hour of cooking. Yum!