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Pinto Beans (Southern Style)

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2 pounds dry pinto beans, sorted and rinsed
1 gallon chicken stock
1 (1-pound) ham hock
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper


  1. In stock pot, combine pinto beans, chicken stock, ham hock and onion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and cook 1¾ to 2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Carolina Chow Chow and meat from the hock. Serves 12.