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Hearty Hodgepodge

American.Gourmet's picture
  Bacon slices 6
  Onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Beef shank 1 Pound
  Ham hock 3⁄4 Pound
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Canned garbanzo beans 30 Ounce (2 Cans Of 15 Ounce Each)
  Diced peeled potatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Polish sausage 4 Ounce, thinly sliced (1 Link)

1) In a Dutch oven, cook bacon till crisp, drain, and reserve 2 tablespoon of the drippings.
2) Stir bacon until it crumbs and then keep aside.
3) In the reserved drippings, stir fry onion until soft and then stir in beef shank, ham hock, salt and water.
4) Cover and let it simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
5) Skim off fat, remove meat from shank and ham hock, and dice.
6) Add the diced meat in the soup, mix undrained beans, garlic, and potato and simmer for 30 minutes.
7) Stir in sausage and bacon and simmer further for 15 minutes.

8) Check for seasoning and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2995 Calories from Fat 1454

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 161 g247.6%

Saturated Fat 51.6 g258%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 454.2 mg151.4%

Sodium 8761 mg365%

Total Carbohydrates 216 g72%

Dietary Fiber 42.7 g170.7%

Sugars 24.9 g

Protein 218 g435.6%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 40.8%

Calcium 29% Iron 122.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


JCG4719's picture
My mother used to make this recipe more than 50 years ago and it looks to be the very same.
bonappetit's picture
Hi JCG4719! I am glad the recipe could take you down the memory lane! hope you try it at home.
Hearty Hodgepodge Recipe