This recipe is from my dad.
2 or 3 cups white beans or Lima beans
2 c diced ham
1 ham hock
1 46 oz can tomato juice or V8 juice
1 large onion, diced
1 c celery, diced
salt and pepper, to taste
Soak beans overnight. Cook beans slowly until they start to get tender. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook slowly until beans are tender.