Bacon Hock and Vegetable soup

Bacon Hock and Vegetable soup


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About this recipe: A delicious chunky soup recipe that simply involves boiling all the ingredients together in a large pot for 2 hours. You can add whatever veg you like or have in the fridge. This freezes well and could also be made in a slow cooker.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 bacon (or ham) hock
  • 2L water
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced finely
  • fresh herbs of your choice - thyme, rosemary, parsley
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 pumpkin, skinned and cubed
  • 1/2 bunch spinach leaves, sliced
  • 75g frozen garden peas

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Place the bacon hock in a large pot with the water and the garlic, onion and herbs. Boil for 1 hour.
  2. Remove the hock from the water removing the skin and the bone. Chop the meat into small pieces and return to the water. Add the rest of the ingredients and boil for another 1 hour.
  3. Check seasoning before serving. Serve with crusty bread.

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