Braden Family Cookbook
In a large pot, throw in the
smoked ham hocks, onions, garlic and parsley.
Add water, making sure hocks are completely covered.
Bring to a boil, stir and lower heat and let simmer for one hour.
Remove the ham hocks from
the pot and stir in the tomato paste. Remove
the meat from the hocks and cut into cubes.
Add the potatoes, carrots, kidney beans, lentils and celery and mix
together. Add hock meat and simmer
until the beans are just cooked. Stir
in the sausage and cook for a few more minutes.