Add beans to pot (half-filled with water) and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Stir frequently to prevent burning. Reduce heat to slow simmer and cook five hours
uncovered, letting beans "pack." Do not stir, but add boiling water to
keep beans covered.
Then in sequence, add the following, but DO NOT STIR. After 1st hour, add
ham hock (or salt pork).