Pinto Bean and Ham Hock Stew

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

The hearty soup with warm your soul on a cold winter's night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight in water.
  2. Drain and pick out all bad beans or particles.
  3. Place beans in a stock pot with 4 cups of water.
  4. Add ham hocks and bring to a boil.
  5. Let beans and ham hocks boil for about 10 minutes and then turn down heat to medium.
  6. Add carrots, garlic, tomatoes, onion and celery.
  7. Cook for 4 hours on medium.
  8. By this time the ham hocks should be tender enough to take the meat off of the bone.
  9. Cut meat into little pieces the size of peas and return meat to soup.
  10. Discard bones.
  11. Add salt and pepper by measurement or to taste.
  12. Cook an additional 30 minutes to an hour to ensure the softness of beans.
  13. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is so very good. I did not change a thing. Will be making this a lot during the fall and winter months. Thanks Tiny Toodles for posting this great recipe.

Lori Bailey September 18, 2008

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