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Ham hock minestrone soup

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Wholesome, nourishing and hearty. The three things that everyone needs in a meal on a cool evening after a busy day.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time1 hour 25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500g pkt Coles Vegetable Soup Kit
  • 1.2kg Bertocchi Smoked Meaty Hock, skin removed, trimmed
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 100g macaroni
  • 100g green beans, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 225g pkt Coles Garlic Baguette
  • Grated parmesan, to serve

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large deep saucepan over high heat. Add the leek, garlic and vegetables from the soup kit. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until vegetables soften slightly.
  2. Step 2

    Add the ham hock, the stock powder sachet from the soup kit, 8 cups (2L) water and tomato. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Use tongs to transfer the ham hock to a heatproof plate. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Use two forks to shred meat, discarding the bone.
  3. Step 3

    Return the meat to the pan with the macaroni and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 mins. Add the beans and cook for 5 mins until beans and macaroni are tender. Stir in the parsley.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, cook the garlic bread following packet directions.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the soup among serving bowls. Season. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve with garlic bread.

    Ham hock minestrone soup

    Ham hock minestrone soup
    • Serves6
    • Cook time1 hour 25 minutes
    • Prep time10 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 500g pkt Coles Vegetable Soup Kit
    • 1.2kg Bertocchi Smoked Meaty Hock, skin removed, trimmed
    • 400g can diced tomatoes
    • 100g macaroni
    • 100g green beans, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 225g pkt Coles Garlic Baguette
    • Grated parmesan, to serve
      Description

      Wholesome, nourishing and hearty. The three things that everyone needs in a meal on a cool evening after a busy day.

      Method
      1. Step 1

        Heat the oil in a large deep saucepan over high heat. Add the leek, garlic and vegetables from the soup kit. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until vegetables soften slightly.
      2. Step 2

        Add the ham hock, the stock powder sachet from the soup kit, 8 cups (2L) water and tomato. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Use tongs to transfer the ham hock to a heatproof plate. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Use two forks to shred meat, discarding the bone.
      3. Step 3

        Return the meat to the pan with the macaroni and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 mins. Add the beans and cook for 5 mins until beans and macaroni are tender. Stir in the parsley.
      4. Step 4

        Meanwhile, cook the garlic bread following packet directions.
      5. Step 5

        Divide the soup among serving bowls. Season. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve with garlic bread.