Hocks and Ham, gettin ready for the beans...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by billebouy, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. As a long time lover of the ham hock, I just had to join in the fun.

    Happy with the results, next step, a Big 'Ole Pot 'O Beans.

    Thanks to ShortEnd, some of the most helpful folks around here, I tell ya.

    Cured and ready to go:


    Loaded in the smoker:


    Looks right to me!


    Next step, Pot 'O Beans!
  2.  Those look great. You can't beat smoked ham hocks to kick start a pot of beans. How was that

    ham steak?

  3. Destined for the Bean Pot too.  I'd gotten that Ham Steak on sale, so figured I'd use it to augment the meat from the hocks.  Otherwise, I'd pulled it from the smoker sooner.  But for the intended use, it should be just right.

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boy with all those hocks you must be making a huge pot of beans.

    Looks like a great start to a delicious meal!
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bille those hocks look great... Dave loves hocks and beans... one of my favorites.... Any pics of the final product ??
  6. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Excellent job there billebouy! Those nice meaty ham hocks look outstanding. Ham steak will make great beans as well. Great color. Get ready for the best beans ya ever had! Ya done real good, buddy!
  7. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    I most certainly agree!!!!!! My favorite is a pot of pinto beans.

    With those hocks I bet a pot would be gut busting awesome. Just some cornbread on the side.[​IMG]

  8. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    No matter whether it's pinto beans, navy beans, great northern beans, cannellini beans, black-eyed peas, split peas-you name it. It's all good! Some wonderful warm buttered corn bread to go with it - HMMMM! Don't get no bettr'n 'at!
  9. Lol SmokinAl, several pots of beans, cuz like ShortEnd said, "It's all good!"

    Cooled and chilled them overnight whilst soaking the beans, today working on a pot of Baby Lima Bean, nice and thick and full of ham flavor, a favorite around here.

    I'll freeze the rest of the hocks, next up Red Bean, I'm thinkin'.  But gonna enjoy the Lima Bean first!
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds really good Bille!
  11. And here we go, Pot 'O Beans!

    Hocks simmering to make "Hock Stock":


    The hock meat after stripping above, the ham-steak meat below:


    And the finished product!  (Damn good too, if I might say...)


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