Many variations to Ham Bone (or Hocks) and beans but this is pretty much how I remember it from my childhood. I find by not soaking the beans they have better texture and flavor.I use Great Northern Beans as my favorite choice of bean for this recipe. I have used 15 bean mix with good results just omit the ham flavor packet.
BEANS & HAM: 1 lg. potato, finely diced 1 carrot, finely diced 1 C. diced tomatoes 1 bay leaf 4 C. Great Northern beans, canned and undrained 1 C. barley 2 C. cooked ham, finely diced 6 C. water 1 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste 3/4 tsp. pepper or to taste