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Williams's grandmother would make a pot of beans most Mondays, and one of his favorites still is a pot of beans with ham. Here, ham hocks create a rich stock, and their smoky flavor permeates the entire dish.

Chuck Williams
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2005

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Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans; rinse and drain.

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  • Return beans to pan; cover with 6 cups warm water. Stud whole onion with cloves; place in pan. Add celery, thyme, parsley sprigs, ham hocks, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.

  • Discard onion, thyme, parsley sprigs, and bay leaf. Remove ham hocks from pan; cool slightly. Remove meat from bones; finely chop to yield 1/3 cup meat. Discard bones, skin, and fat. Add meat, kale, potato, chopped onion, carrot, salt, and pepper to pan; stir well. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until beans and vegetables are tender. Stir in parsley.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

396 calories; calories from fat 13%; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 67g; fiber 21.7g; cholesterol 12mg; iron 6.2mg; sodium 455mg; calcium 194mg.
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