Pinto Beans and Ham Hock

Pinto Beans and Ham Hock

1 smoked ham hock


1 teaspoon salt

2 cups dried pinto beans

1 cup onion, coarsely chopped

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Place ham hock and salt in large saucepan.

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 of beans.

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