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Southwestern Pork Soup

Lee Harrelson
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups soup and 1/4 cup avocado)
Substitute chicken for pork in this dish, if you prefer. Pink beans are similar to pinto beans, but smaller; if you can't find pink beans, substitute pintos. Add cheddar corn bread and orange slices to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 2/3 cup prechopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pink beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup diced avocado

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 10.5 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 30.6 g
  • carbohydrate 24.5 g
  • fiber 8.3 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 911 mg
  • calcium 82 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a small nonstick Dutch oven over medium-heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; sauté for 2 minutes. Add pork; cook 3 minutes. Add broth and next 6 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until pork is done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro. Serve with avocado.