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Boiled Bacon


 A very easy classic dish-Boiled Bacon.

Boiled bacon has lost some popularity over recent years,possibly due to the lack of availability of the bacon joints.Now you can buy Outdoor reared 100% British Collar and Fore-end joints just right for this recipe. 

Whats the difference between the two? Choose here.

Boiled Bacon Ingredients:


  • 1.5kg Bacon Joint 
  • 1 onion-peel and dice
  • 300g washed carrots topped and tailed.
  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock
  • Medium carton double cream
  • Fresh parsley-washed and coarsely chopped.
  • Dessertspoon of English mustard
  • knob of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.  

Serves 4

Step 1

Finely chop the onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until lightly browned (about 7 minutes). Add the bacon joint and fry for a further 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the stock and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 50-55 minutes.Add the carrots and cook for a further 8-10 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the meat and carrots,wrap in foil to rest.Reduce the stock to around half.Stir in the cream and mustard,season to taste with salt and pepper.Simmer for a few minutes.Fold in the parsley.

Now carve the joint into good thick slices and serve with buttery mash pouring the sauce over the top.





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