Ozpig Australia
Preparation:
  1. Soak the beans in water over night before cooking. Make sure there is plenty of water since they absorb the water

  2. Rinse beans (after soaking overnight), Put beans in a large pot with the ham hock and stock and then fill with water to just cover the ham hock

  3. Add a good amount of pepper. Bring to the boil and then simmer, with the lid 3/4 on, for 45 minutes

  4. Take off the heat, drain the beans and hock, but reserve 3/4 cup of liquid

  5. Chop ham from hock into small pieces

  6. In the same pot (don't wash it), bring to a medium heat, then add olive oil and garlic and cook for 1 minute

  7. Add onion and cook for another 3 minutes - make sure onion is translucent, but not browned at all

  8. Add beans, ham, worcestershire, maple syrup, mustard, tomatoes and reserved liquid. Add a pinches of salt and a good amount of pepper (also add Cayenne Pepper if you like it a bit hotter)

  9. Bring to the boil, and then simmer, with the lid 3/4 on, for 45 minutes

  10. Let cool and refrigerate overnight

  11. Put the amount required in a small pot and simmer for 5-10 minutes before serving

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