1. Bring 2 litres of water to boil and place pigs trotters into the pot. Boil the trotters for a further 5 minutes and then remove the trotters from the pot whilst discarding the water. (this is to clean and prepare the trotters).
  2. Bring a new pot to boil with 3 litres of water with all 4 pigs trotters added (ensuring that they are completely covered).
  3. Add pepper, salt, onion and bay leaves and cook on a low heat with the lid on for 5 hours.
  4. By the 3rd Hour; add the remaining meat cuts and bring to the boil and lower the heat again. Make sure to keep the meat covered by the broth and top up if water if needed.
  5. Continue to cook with the lid slightly to the side to allow for some evaporation of the stock so that you can establish the right amount of broth for the perfect batch. Too much water will not allow the broth to solidify whilst too little can make it too hard.
  6. By the 4th Hour; add remaining vegetables except for the sliced garlic cloves. Cook for a further 50 minutes and add the garlic in the last 5 minutes. The broth should appear thick and the meat tender and soft. Turn off the heat and remove from the stove
  7. Strain all the meat and vegetables from the stock and remove any bones and unwanted parts from the pigs trotters. Set aside remaining meat and parts of meat from the trotters and throw away the vegetables. Remove and throw away the leak, celery and onion remains.
  8. Strain the broth again through a cheese cloth and set aside. Slice the carrots and meat collected from the pigs trotters and other meats. Place carrot slices, garlic and meat pieces in a deep dish and pour the broth over the top to ensure that all the meat is covered.
  9. Place meat jelly into the fridge to set overnight.
Recipe Notes


This can be cut into slices and served cold with salad or vegetables with a cup of meat stock.  It is important to always remember to eat protein with vegetables.


You may alternatively use small bowls or cups to set and serve your meat jelly.

You may use other meats such as fish (salmon) or chicken to create this meal.

Optional additional ingredients after intro

½ tea spoon of appropriate all spice – this can be added to the pot at step three only when the patient is on the full GAPS Diet or has shown signs of digestion improvement.

Sprig of rosemary (if using lamb)