Ham Hock Stock

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Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
makes 3 1/2 quarts


  • 4 smoked ham hocks

  • 1 carrot (chopped)

  • 1 onion (quartered)

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns

  • 4 quarts water


  1. Bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a large soup pot. Cover partially and simmer until the ham hock stock is flavorful and the meat is falling off the bones, about 2 hours. Strain the stock and skim off any fat from the surface.

Make Ahead

The ham hock stock can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Serve With

Missouri Baby Back Ribs with Apple Slaw.

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