Basic Pork Broth Recipe

by ali

Tasty and delicious pork broth is a great starter for many soups and other recipes. Pork stock contain high levels of calcium and protein, suitable as a base for highly nutritious soups, dishes for growing boys and girls and people recovering from injuries. It also tastes awesome.

Pork Broth worth breaking a leg for


  • 1 lb pork bones – broken to help release marrow
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 apple
  • 12 oz ham hocks
  • 12 oz of slab bacon whole
  • 4 cups dried shiitake mushrooms – reconstituted. Save the water that rehydrated the mushrooms and add it to the broth.
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 5 liters of water
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar


Heat oven to 350. On a sheet pan, spread out broken pork bones and ham hocks and sprinkle with olive oil. Allow to bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Pour any juice from pan into a cup and add to broth (in next step).

Bring water to boil in a clean pot. Add white wine vinegar. Add the meats, the slab bacon and all the rest of the ingredients and bring back to boil. Then reduce heat to simmer for 2 to 3 hours or till soup reduced by about 1/2.  Scoop out any froth or grit floating on top of the water throughout the process.

Strain broth into a bowl, reserving the bones and bacon. Scrape any remaining meat from bones into a bowl. Cut up the slab bacon into small chunks. Add all the meat back into the soup for a meaty broth or strain out all ingredients to achieve a clear pork broth.

Don’t waste the meat! Use the meats and mushrooms in a bolognese pasta sauce or to stuff some cabbage rolls. Whatever you do, find a good use for the pork.



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  • Totally agree pork broth is one of the tastiest stocks and it’s one of my favourite ingredients for making noodles and Asian recipes.

  • Derlogi

    Knorr makes Pork Broth bullion cubes much like their Chicken and Beef broth.
    Problem is it is not available in many markets. I have only seen it in super markets in Thailand where it is very popular. I live in Singapore and they do not stock it in super markets here. I have friends in Thailand that bring me some when they visit.

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