Smoky ham hock and root veg stew

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Winter is coming so whack the meat and veg on the stove so you can curl up on the sofa with a warm bowl of this comforting ham hock stew



  • olive oil
  • leeks 2, rinsed and chopped
  • carrots 2, peeled and chopped
  • swede ½ small, peeled and chopped
  • smoked paprika ½ tsp
  • chicken stock 1 litre
  • potatoes 2 medium, peeled and cut into chunks 
  • cooked ham hock about 300g, pulled into chunks
  • Savoy cabbage or other greens 200g, shredded


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Cook the leeks until soft then add the carrots and swede. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, then stir in the smoked paprika and cook for a minute more.

  • Step 2

    Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes then add the potatoes and ham hock and simmer gently for another 10 minutes. Add the greens and cook for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 312
  • Fat 7.8g
  • Saturates 2.1g
  • Carbs 26.6g
  • Sugars 11.4g
  • Fibre 11g
  • Protein 28.3g
  • Salt 2.7g