How Long to Cook Ham Hocks

by Anthony
(Fayetteville, NC)

How long does it take to cook ham hocks?

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For most recipe that use ham hocks in some form or another, you want to boil the meat for 2-3 hours until very tender.

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Sep 15, 2018
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Ham Hocks and Great Northern Beans
by: Peter Elbert

I use two separate pots. One for the beans and one for the ham hocks. Smaller pot as needed for ham hocks. Cover with chicken broth of your choosing to about 3/4 full. Bring to a good boil then reduce to a light to medium boil. Leave boiling for approximately two 2 hours. Meantime put great northern beans in larger pot that will eventually hold both beans and ham. Rinse beans well and pick out bad ones. Put beans in larger pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat in bean pot and let soak or simmer for two hrs. Then pour ham and chicken broth into larger pot with beans and let high simmer for two to three hrs. according to preference of texture. Add salt to taste 30 min before done. Enjoy adjust all measurement to your taste. Enjoy.

Dec 18, 2010
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Corn Bread with Beans and Hamhock
by: Esther

Don't forget the cornbread,,(add corn to mix).. mmm with your Beans and Hamhock.. Everyone will be jealous! Enjoy.

Dec 27, 2009
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How To Cook Ham Hock and Mustard Greens
by: wazzup

1st you take your hammhocks and put them in a pot and let it boil on high when they get real hot and it starts boiling very high chop up your onions and put them in the pot to get ready for your greens.And this is how you cook hammhocks.

Oct 13, 2009
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How to cook Pinto Beans with Ham Hocks
by: Anonymous

PINTO BEANS AND HAM HOCKS

3 to 5 heavily smoked ham hocks
2 lbs. dry pinto beans, washed & cleaned
1 lg. onion, chopped
3 lg. cloves garlic

Place ham hocks, onion and garlic into a large cooking pot. Add enough water to fill the pot about 3/4 full. Boil 1 to 2 hours or until the hocks are tender. Add pinto beans and water as necessary and continue cooking 1 to 2 hours more until the beans are done. If you soaked the beans before hand, the time required for this part may be reduced. If you like them zesty, a couple of Jalapeno peppers may be added here. Taste is important here. I like to cook mine until the beans begin to fall apart and the broth begins to look like thick bean soup, but I feel this greatly enhances the flavor.

Serves 6-8.

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