Pinto Beans and Ham Hock
1 smoked ham hock
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups dried pinto beans
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Place ham hock and salt in large saucepan.
Add enough water to cover.
Cook ham, covered, over moderately high heat until water comes to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 30 minutes.
Add beans, onion, and pepper to ham and cook covered, for approximately 3 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
Remove meat from the ham bone and serve a little of the meat with each serving of beans.