Easy Hamhock and Bean Soup!

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • .In a crock pot let the beans sit on low in water for about an hour till they are a little soft (make sure they are not to soft, they should still not be edible!).
  • Place thawed ham hocks and beans into a large cooking pot and fill the pot half way with water and turn the heat on medium-medium high heat. Let it start to boil and make sure to stir every now and then (the beans like to stick to the pot.
  • When it's boiled for about 10 minutes place in potatoes and let boil till the potatoes start to soften.
  • After the potatoes have started to soften throw in the the carrots and onions and stir in the chicken bouillon cube.
  • Let boil another 20 or 30 minutes then add salt and pepper to taste, and let the heat down to low.
  • Warning! If you don't turn the heat down or off the beans will turn the whole soup into mush!
  • With a sharp knife and a pair of tongs, grab the ham hocks (warning hot!) and start cutting off the good meat from the bone (I always leave in a little bit of fat for taste, not for eating though). Careful these suckers are slippery so use a cutting board. Discard bones once the meat has been removed (or give them to your dogs as a treat).
  • Once the meaty chunks have been stirred in you can serve hot with cornbread! YUM!
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