Classic hodgepodge

Ingredients for making classic hodgepodge

  1. Pork pulp 250 grams
  2. Meat delicacies (smoked sausages, ribs, sausages, brisket, etc.) 700 grams
  3. Pickled Cucumbers 150 grams
  4. Tomato paste 50 grams
  5. Onion 150 grams
  6. Lemon 1 piece
  7. Olives (with or without stones) 50 grams
  8. Olives (with or without stones) 50 grams
  9. Cucumber pickle 100 grams
  10. Sour cream for serving
  11. Vegetable oil as required for frying
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Ground pepper mixture to taste
  14. Bay leaf 2 pieces (optional)
  • Main Ingredients: Pork, Bacon, Ham, Sausage and Sausages
  • Serving 4-6
  • World Cuisine


Saucepan, ladle, frying pan, kitchen knife, cutting board, meat fork, solo spoon, serving plates, slotted spoon.

Preparation of the classic hodgepodge team:

Step 1: boil the meat.

Defrost the pork pulp, if necessary, rinse, remove the films, cut off the excess fat. Put the meat in a deep pot with salted water, put on fire, bring to a boil and cook for 1 hour on medium fire. Do not forget to put a couple of bay leaves in a pan with pork, they will give the broth a pleasant aroma.
After cooking, the meat will need to be removed, cooled and cut into thin strips or small cubes. But this is later, and while it is boiling, do the preparation of other ingredients.
Important: do not forget to take bay leaves from the finished broth.

Step 2: prepare meat delicacies.

Various smoked meats can be used as delicacies, including not only meat, but also chicken or duck meat, for example, it turns out even tastier with them. The main thing is that all selected ingredients impress with their variety and taste. No matter what you choose, cut delicacies into thin strips. Do not forget to clear the smoked sausages from the shell.

Step 3: prepare the cucumbers.

Cut pickles as well as delicacies, cut into thin strips.

Step 4: prepare the onion.

Peel the onions and chop them into small cubes. It is most convenient to peel the onion if it is first cut into halves and cut off the ends on both sides.

Step 5: Cook the roast.

In vegetable oil, fry the onions until a light golden hue, that is, for about 3-4 minutes. Then add the cucumbers and fry another 3 minutes. At the very end, put tomato paste in a skillet with other ingredients, mix well and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Fry the sliced ​​meat delicacies in a separate pan until a delicious golden crust appears.

Step 6: cook the hodgepodge according to the classic recipe.

When all the other ingredients are prepared and the broth is cooked, it’s time to move on to the main stage of cooking - assembling the hodgepodge. First put the fried delicacies and chopped pork in a broth pan. Bring to a boil and cook 7 minutes over medium heat. Next in line are fried onion and cucumbers in tomato paste, pour them into a pan and mix. Pour in the cucumber pickle, mix well again. Salt, sprinkle a mixture of ground peppers. Turn off the heat, cover the hodgepodge with a lid and let it brew for 30 minutes. It is at this stage that you can add fresh or dried greens to your taste.
While the soup is infused and comes to readiness, rinse the lemon and cut it into thin circles. You do not need to cut olives and olives, they are added whole to the soup.

Step 7: serve the classic hodgepodge.

Pour the finished hodgepodge into portioned plates, add to each slice of lemon, some olives and olives, as well as about a tablespoon of sour cream. It will not be amiss to offer homemade rolls or pieces of fragrant black bread to this wonderful soup. That's all ready, eat yourself and treat everyone gathered at the table.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- Instead of tomato paste, some housewives use pickled or fresh tomatoes, mashed in a blender.

- Many people add rice, barley and other cereals to the hodgepodge, as well as carrots and potatoes, which is also very tasty, but does not correspond to the classic recipe for this dish.

- To get the broth for saturated hodgepodge saturated, take only fresh, not thawed meat, and also put in it a whole peeled onion, which after cooking will need to be removed and discarded.

- If you like some specific seasonings for soup, then you can use them.