On a chilly winter day there is nothing as comforting as a simmering pot of ham and bean soup on the stove. A ham hock, dried beans, chopped vegetables, and a few seasonings make this homestyle comfort food one of my families favorites.
As I visited our local Wingard’s Produce Market yesterday, I was drawn to a bag of 16 bean mix. The smell of my Mom’s famous ham and bean soup came to mind and I knew I had to take those beans home. As luck would have it, the market had a nice ham hock in the cooler that would work great for my recipe.