Kitchen Express Pot Likker Soup

This soup would be wonderful alongside a bowl of hoppin' John.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 53 Minutes


1/2 pound smoked boneless pork loin, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons jarred ham soup base
1 (14.5-oz.) can vegetable broth
8 cups water
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 (16-oz.) package fresh collard greens, washed and trimmed


1. Sauté pork, onion, and carrot in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender; add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add wine; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until wine is reduced by half.

2. Stir in ham soup base, broth, water, and red pepper. Bring to a boil. Gradually stir in collards; reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until collards are tender. Serve with Cornbread Croutons.

January 2009
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