How Long to Cook Ham Hocks

by Anthony
(Fayetteville, NC)

How long does it take to cook ham hocks?


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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Dec 18, 2010
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
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
How to cook Pinto Beans with Ham Hocks
by: Anonymous


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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