• Cooking Time85 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 slices thick-sliced bacon, diced
1 small leek, white and light green part, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 medium carrot, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups chicken stock
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 smoked ham hock
3 cups shredded Savoy cabbage
2 14 ounce tins navy beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper
3 cups diced day-old white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Heat a heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat and add olive oil and bacon. Cook bacon until crisp, remove from pan and drain all but 2 tablespoon fat.

Add leek, onion, celery and carrot and sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute more.

Add stock, thyme and ham hock and bring to a simmer. Cover pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Add cabbage and simmer 15 minutes more.

Puree 1 tin of navy beans with 1 cup of soup liquid and add to soup. Add remaining tin of beans to soup. Remove ham hock to cool. Season to taste.

Lay cubed bread in a deep baking or casserole dish. Shred meat from ham hock and sprinkle over bread. Ladle soup over bread and let cool. Chill soup overnight.

To serve, preheat oven to 190°C. Cover soup dish and heat until bubbling at edges, about 40 minutes. Serve immediately.

Other recipes with chicken

Other recipes with bacon

Shows on Dplay

Stream on Dplay