Bacon Hock and Vegetable soup

    2 hours 30 min

    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.

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    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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    Loved it - put in celery, carrot, potato, garlic and spinach  -  27 Jun 2017


    I remember my Mum's bacon hock vege soup with mixed feelings - liked the liquid but disliked the chunks of veges, barley etc she used to throw in. With this in mind I pureed the soup (used same veges listed in recipe) - I wouldn't recommend doing this as it turned out a very unappealing colour. Think I'll stick to Pumpkin, Tomato & Leek & Potato in future but thanks for sharing the recipe :-).  -  19 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    I followed the recipe except adding some extra bacon rinds I had in the house, worked great. Next time I think I will be more casual with the vegetables I add, just using whatever I have in the house.  -  30 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)