Beans Cooked with Ham Hock

This bean dish is rich and flavorful, with juicy, smoky red cuts of meat. Serves a complete and sustainable breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch or dinner for the whole family.

* ingredients :

° 1 pound dry beans  pinto
° 1 large smoked leg, or 2 small hooks
° 2 bay leaves
° ½ to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes
° 6 divided cups of water
° kosher salt to taste
° Fresh ground black pepper to taste

*Steps :

Southern Bean Bento Pot With Pork Ingredients
Rinse the beans in a colander under cool hiking water.
Rinse the beans in a colander
Sort them and discard any discolored or broken grains or pebbles.
Sort the grains and eliminate the broken ones
Put the beans in a large bowl and cover with water. Soak for six hours or overnight. Instead, follow the instructions for a quick soak.
Soak beans in water in  bowl
Place the beans and ham inside the crock pot along with the bay leaves and whipped red pepper flakes.
Beans and pork in a crock pot with bay leaves and crushed red pepper flakes
Cover with 6 cups of water.
Beans and pork in a clay pot covered with water
Cover the pot and cook for six to eight hours at best, or until the beans are tender.
Beans and pork cooked in a crock pot
Remove the pork leg and bay leaf, then reduce the meat into cubes or chop. Return the meat to the pot.
Cut pork into cubes in a crock pot
Taste the beans and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed. Mix well. 

Enjoy !