GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Have you been interested in using a ham bone, but didn't know where to start? No worries! 

Mercy Health Sous Chef Tommy Fitzgerald joined My West Michigan to share a recipe using a ham hock and a slow cooker.

1 ham bone(hock)
1 lb dry black beans
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced peppers
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1 T Kosher Salt
1/2 T black pepper

8 Cups Water

Put all in the slow cooker on high for at least 4 hours.
Serve with quesadillas!

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