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Ham hock and lentil soup

Warming and nutritious, this tasty soup is the perfect Sunday cooking project. Make a big batch and you’ll have lunch sorted for days.

How long will it take?

2 ½ hours

What’s the serving size?

Serves 6

What do I need?

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200g red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 750g ham hock
  • 2 litres chicken stock

How do I make it?

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan, add carrot, onion, celery and garlic and cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes until softened. Add lentils and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add ham hock and stock and bring to the boil then reduce heat to low. Cover with a lid and allow soup to simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove hock from the soup, discard the skin and fat and pull meat from the bone. Serve soup in bowls, garnished with ham pieces.

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