When stew beef turns into stew pork hock. That’s how this recipe came to be. I headed to the grocery store to get some beef to make a beef stew. When I got to the grocery store they had barely two packs of beef for stewing and they were not looking good at all. Right next to the beef a guy from the back just put out a whole heap of fresh pork. I went over to the pork area and began looking at pork chops. Then I saw that pork hocks were half the price of pork chops, I was absolutely shocked. Who knew pork hock was a thing?