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    Smoked Ham Hock and Cabbage Soup

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Chef #1149837's Note:

    Got this recipe from an Amish neighbor years ago, but she doesn't remember where she got it. I have had this at the Hoss's steakhouse chain as an appetizer or with a big salad.This is more about the broth than the ham or cabbage. Be careful of the salt as some ham hocks can be very salty, but on the plus side they are available at any grocery store.

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    1. 1
      Remove skin from smoked ham hocks.
    2. 2
      In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute carrots, onions, chopped celery, oregano. thyme, bay leaf, and ham hocks until carrots are tender-about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the cabbage, garlic, and black pepper, and saute 5 minutes longer or until cabbage is tender.
    4. 4
      Add all the liquid and the whole stalk of celery and bring to a boil over high heat.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 1/2 hours.
    6. 6
      Remove ham hocks and set aside to cool. Discard stalk of celery and bay leaf.
    7. 7
      Skim some or all fat.
    8. 8
      Remove meat from cooled ham hocks and add back into the soup.
    9. 9
      Add brown sugar. Salt very carefully. Allow to heat fully and serve.
    10. 10
      If you want it a little sweeter, add a little more brown sugar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2013

      Just like my recipe for ham hocks and cabbage soup, except I use apple cider vinegar and sometimes I use a combination of chicken stock and chicken broth instead of beef broth/stock. I also like to use whole pepper corns for flavor. I have also added red pepper flakes for extra zing.

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    • on October 09, 2009


      Made this today because it was cold and rainy. This is a good recipe but I like a little heat, so I added a tsp or so of Frank's hot sauce and a little paprika. Also threw in 2 large potatoes (peeled and coarsely chopped). I liked the subtle sweet and sour flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Smoked Ham Hock and Cabbage Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (704 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 152.6
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1880.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 8.9 g

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    smoked ham hocks

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