Hearty pork belly and onion soup

This delightful soup is a comforting blend of savoury and sweet, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a hearty and satisfying meal.

Dive into a warm and comforting culinary experience with this hearty pork belly and onion soup recipe, where tender pork belly and caramelised onions come together in a rich, flavourful broth. Recipe compliments of Eskort.

Prep time: 25 min | Cook time: 2 hours | Total time: 3 hours 25 min | Serves: 2

  • Eskort Pork Belly
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 Red Onions, chopped
  • 1 cup Leeks, chopped
  • ½ cup Onion marmalade
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Thyme finely, chopped
  • 2 cup Liberi (Pinotage) Wine
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Baguette
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shavings


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
    Place the pork belly on a lined baking tray, season the rind with coarse salt and bake for 2 hours.
  2. Add the red onions, leeks, oil, thyme, garlic and butter to a large pot and season with 1 tsp of salt.
  3. Place in the preheated oven for an hour.
    Remove the onions from the oven and place it in a large pot over a moderate heat.
  4. Add the onion marmalade and wine to the pot and simmer for 20 minutes.
    Add the cup of vegetable stock and blend the soup with a stick blender until smooth.
  5. Remove the belly from the oven and pull it with two forks, keeping some of the belly still quite chunky.


Top the soup with parmesan cheese and eat with fresh bread.

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