Baked Beans with Pork Hocks Recipe
My absolute favorite side dish for a barbecue meal is BAKED BEANS!
I think the best baked beans have the smoky, bacon-y flavour that comes from pork hocks. If you haven't tried making baked beans from scratch, you've gotta!
Baked Beans with Pork Hocks:
- 2 cups dried beans (pinto, navy, or other), soaked overnight, and drained
- 2 to 3 lbs smoke pork hock
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 can tomato sauce, 680 mL or 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- salt and pepper, to taste
Soak beans overnight. Drain. Place beans in large saucepan and fill with water (to at least two inches above the beans). Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 1.5 to 2 hours until soft. Drain water off beans.
In a large slow cooker, mix together beans, tomato sauce or ketchup, mo=aple syrup, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Once mixed, place pork hock or hocks into the centre of the bean mixture.
Cook in slow cooker on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours or on high. With two forks, shred the meat on the pork hock and remove the bone.
This recipe makes a large dish of baked beans - great for a potluck or event.