HAM HOCKS AND LIMA BEANS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pkg. dried large lima beans
  • 1 lb. smoked ham hock
  • 1 lg. onion, chopped
  • 2 lg. celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 lg. carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 pepper corns
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • In large bowl, cover dried beans with 6 to 8 cups cold water. Let stand overnight. Drain beans reserving water. In large pot, place ham hock with at least 3 cups reserved water. Cover and heat to boiling; simmer ham hock 30 minutes. Add beans and remaining ingredients except salt.
  • Add more water if necessary just to cover beans. Simmer 1 hour or until beans and ham hock are tender. Add salt if desired.
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Notes

You can really use any dry beans you like in this hearty dish.

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