Pork Hock With Beans

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • one hour and 55 minutes
  • 4 servings

Pork hocks are intensely used in German and Asian cuisine and that’s because they’re delicious if you know how to cook them. Here we show you how to pair them with beans and how to irresistibly flavor everything with bay leaves, onion, tomato paste, and thyme. Let’s get on with it.

Ingredients Needed for Pork Hock With Beans

    bay leaves
    1 tablespoon black peppercorns
    2 pounds pork hock
    ¼ cup vegetable oil
    2 onions, diced
    1 red bell pepper, diced
    2 pounds canned beans
    1 cup of water
    ½ cup tomato paste
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    thyme sprigs

How to Make Pork Hock With Beans

  1. Fill a medium pot halfway with water and heat it. Add 3-4 bay leaves, the peppercorns, and pork hock. Cover with the lid and cook for 50 minutes.
  2. Add the oil to a bigger pot and heat it over low-medium heat. Add the onion. Cook and stir until tender.
  3. Add the red bell pepper and stir it in.
  4. Add the beans, water, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Stir them in and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a roomy baking dish. Place the cooked pork on top and season with thyme sprigs.
  6. Cover with the lid and cook for 40 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.

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