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Bacon Hock Soup

Serves 8
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 2 hours

If you need a winter warmer, this is it! A delicious recipe supplied by NZ Pork.



  • 1 large smoked bacon hock
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves, 4 cloves and 8 peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 8 medium waxy potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 400g can chick peas in brine, drained (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • Fresh parsley leaves, chopped
View the method
  1. Place the hock in a large saucepan and cover with stock and water. (Add extra water to cover hock if needed)
  2. Add bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns.
  3. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 1.5 hours.
  4. Remove the hock and set aside. Save the stock.
  5. In a second large saucepan, heat the oil and brown the onions.
  6. Stir in the potatoes and carrot. Strain in the saved stock.
  7. Peel the bacon hock, remove all meat, dice and add to pot.
  8. Bring to the boil, add lid and simmer until potatoes just cooked.
  9. Stir in the chickpeas and green peas and when heated through add the chopped parsley.
This recipe has been supplied by NZ Pork

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