Pinto Beans and Ham Hocks Recipe

This flavorful dish is filling and hearty with pinto beans and a little bit of hot sauce for spice.


Pinto Beans and Ham Hocks Recipe

How To Make Pinto Beans and Ham Hocks

Pork and beans has always had a special relationship. This wonderful take on the classic marriage is definitely a must try! Tender beans slowly cooked along with ham hocks for a delicate cooking that leaves you with juicy and pull-apart tender pork.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
Total: 1 hr 35 mins


  • 3 smoked ham hocks
  • 2 lb dried pinto beans
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper, crushed
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • ½ onion, medium, chopped


  1. Boil ham hocks on high heat for 45 minutes.
  2. Add all seasonings except hot sauce and onion.
  3. Continue boiling for 20 minutes.
  4. Add pinto beans, hot sauce, and onion.
  5. Boil on medium heat until beans are done to taste.
  6. Note: To speed up cooking of beans and reduce the gas that beans produce, soak beans in cold water overnight or for three hours during the day.
  7. Serve with rice and a meat side dish.
  8. You can also use the ham hocks as your meat side dish.
  9. However, ham hocks are a high-fat food.


  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 279mg
  • Calories: 1117kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 144g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 35g
  • Iron: 13mg
  • Potassium: 3540mg
  • Protein: 76g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 626mg
  • Vitamin A: 19IU
  • Vitamin C: 18mg
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