Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ham hock and beans

This worked well in the slow cooker too. I got a smoked ham hock for €2.50 in the butchers. Overnight I soaked some black eyed beans and then in the morning brought them to the boil and boiled well for 10 minutes. Ham hock went into slow cooker along with the beans. In a pan I fried onions, smoked paprika, tomato paste and some garlic powder and put this into slow cooker. Added some chopped leeks, carrots, celery and red peppers and just a little chilli. I covered with water. This just cooked away all day. The stock was quite fatty so I drained it off, shredded the ham and added to the beans along with some tomato passata..and there it is ham hock and beans.

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