PINTO BEANS AND HAM HOCK
1 smoked ham hock
1 tsp. salt
2 C. dried pinto beans
1 C. onion, coarsely chopped
3/4 tsp. pepper
Place ham hock and salt in large Dutch oven or saucepot. Add
enough water to cover. Cook ham, covered, over moderately high
heat until water comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and
cook for 30 minutes.
Add beans, onion and pepper to ham and cook, covered, for
approximately 3 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove meat
from the ham bone and serve a little of the meat with each serving.