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Ham Hocks With Lima Beans

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Ingredients
  Dry lima beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Ham hocks 4
  Bay leaves 2
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄2 , sliced in rounds
  Solid pack tomatoes 1 Pound (1 Can)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Soak the beans in water to cover overnight (or if your time is limited, cover them with water; boil briskly 2 minutes; then remove from heat and soak only 1 hour).
Without draining the beans, add ham hocks, bay leaves, and water €” if needed to cover the beans again.
Simmer about 1 hour or until beans are tender.
Add the onion, green pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and cloves.
Mix until blended and pour into a large (4-quart) casserole.
Cover and bake in a moderate oven(350°) about 1 hour, or until the meat is tender.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Servings: 
24

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