HOW TO MAKE BEANS COOKED WITH HAM HOCK?
Beans Cooked with Ham Hock are a Southern staple that has been passed down through generations. You could easily fill up on a bowl of them by themselves, but they also work well as a side dish for other dishes.
This baked bean dish is hearty and flavorful, thanks to the addition of pieces of soft, smoky ham hocks. Making this dish for the entire family provides an excellent full and nourishing breakfast, brunch, lunch, or supper.
The recipe that resulted is my interpretation of this Southern staple. To be honest, I just wanted the onion to flavor the beans and had intended to remove it, but the half bulbs ended up almost melting into the boiling liquid, soaking up all of the flavors from the smoked ham hock and other seasonings (and bay leaves).