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How to make it

  • Score ham hocks and place in bottom of large crock pot.
  • Put onion, garlic, tomatoes, beans, cayenne, and lemon on top of ham hocks.
  • Cover with water.
  • Set crockpot to HIGH for longest setting (mine is 6 hours).
  • Once high cycle is finished, set to LOW for longest setting (mine is 10 hours).
  • When finished with low cycle, remove ham hocks and check for bones that have fallen off in the soup. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Shred meat and stir back into soup.

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  • conner909 10 years ago
    Looks like a tasty winter soup! Bookmarked.
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  • keeperrox 10 years ago
    Sure! You can pretty much use anything that's going to give it a flavor, and a bone will work well.
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  • linebb956 10 years ago
    I have a bone from a spiral ham... with scraps.. I can use that.. right?
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  • keeperrox 11 years ago
    Nope, not at all. Because you cook on high and then on low for a total of about 16 hours, soaking is not needed. Some will claim that soaking and changing the water will eliminate some of the adverse digestive effects beans have on some people, but I can't really tell the difference.
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  • sweetwords 11 years ago
    I've often had store-bought ham-and-bean soup, but homemade will be so much better! You don't need to soak the beans at all, right?
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