Smoked Pork Ham Hock Vegetable Soup

2 hours & 30 minutes
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  • 2 pounds of Villari Smoked Pork Hocks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 8 ounces Frozen Corn
  • 8 ounces Frozen Green Beans
  • 8 ounces Green Peas
  • 1 can Black Beans Drained and Rinsed (you can use any bean you choose)
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Chili Flakes (optional)
  • 2 quarts Chicken Stock or Broth


  1. In large pot on Medium High Heat, add oil and cook Onions, Celery, Carrots, and garlic for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
  2. Stir in all other vegetables and Can of Diced Tomatoes, heat and stir for 5 minutes.
  3. Add Villari Smoked Pork Hocks along with all other ingredients and reduce temperature to Simmer.
  4. Allow Soup to simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. You may need to occasionally add more water as the soup reduces.
  5. When Villari Smoked Pork Hocks are tender, remove from pot and take lean meat off of bones and shred. Discard Fat and Bones.
  6. Add shredded lean meat back to soup and adjust seasoning to taste.

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