Into a crockpot, put the beans, water/stock, ham hock, onion, tomato sauce, chili powder and garlic clove. (Optional: also add barley.)
Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Remove ham hock, allow to cool, and remove any meat and return that to the pot.
Optional: add pasta or meat. Allow meat to heat through for 5 minutes, or allow pasta to cook until desired tenderness, about 15 minutes.
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