Southwestern Pork Soup

  • substance Posted: 05/14/09
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    This was just ok as written, but after I added the juice of one (pretty juicy) lime, it became worth making again. Also added fresh cut corn, the little bits of corn goodness and another added veggie was nice.

  • RyannUden Posted: 02/09/09
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    This soup turned out "just okay." It was fast and easy to make, but I probably won't make it again. I used pork and I couldn't find pink beans so I used light red kidney beans (didn't see the note about pinto until later). I really liked the addition of avocado at the end. That was my favorite part.

  • TBardallis Posted: 09/10/09
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    This soup was DELICIOUS! I had leftover pork that I didn't want to waste so I searched and found this recipe. It was SO EASY to make and the whole family liked it! I added corn like another reviewer suggested because my kids like corn and I thought it sounded good with the rest of the ingredients. I thought it was great by iteself but also excellent with a splash of lime juice and the avacado. Definitely will make again! Perfect for a weeknight quick meal!

  • Lauren5555 Posted: 09/17/09
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    This is yummy! I didn't have pink or pinto beans, so i used some black beans instead, and added some frozen corn in as well. Definitely add some fresh lime juice in at the end, and don't forget the avocado. Excellent, quick weeknight dinner!

  • akdb69 Posted: 01/12/09
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    Plenty of flavor. We loved this soup and plan to make it again. It's also very fast for a weeknight dinner.

  • laebrown Posted: 07/06/09
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    I haven't eaten a bowl of this yet, but based on a one-spoon taste test and reviews from the fam, I guess this one is a keeper! Alterations made: Used drained & unrinsed "chili beans" (Safeway) instead of plain pink/pinto, 2 roasted/peeled Anaheim chiles instead of jalepeno, and added about 2 extra tblspns cilantro. Served with: tortillas, diced avocado, tomatoes, fresh onion, and shredded cheddar. I don't expect my changes to alter the calories very much. Tastes fresh and pleasantly spicy, not overwhelming. Enjoy! :D

  • Daniellelee Posted: 10/26/09
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    This dish is easy and very tasty. Even the picky eaters enjoyed. I added in can corn as some have suggested and served with corn tortillas. I will make this often.

  • illinicheme Posted: 04/10/09
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    I can't put my finger on anything wrong with this dish (found it to be reasonably tasty, and my husband liked it), but it probably won't make the regular rotation.

  • abbyandchris Posted: 07/27/09
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    quick, easy and delish! Will def. make this again and and again...great for weeknight dinner and good leftovers too!

  • VirginiaSt Posted: 01/10/10
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    Very good. Used 2 jalapenos, upwards of a cup of onion, 4 cloves of garlic, Penzey's med chili powder. Added about a half bag of frozen corn. Topped with cilantro, avacado and a bit of lime juice. Nice bite to it. Served with a heated flour tortilla. Will definitely make again.

  • KirstyAnne Posted: 01/21/10
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    This dish was delicious and very easy to make. The guacamole at the end was perfect! The only changes I would make for next time would be: 1) a bit more jalepeno, 2) crushed tomatoes instead of diced because it was a little on the watery side and 3) a little reduced fat sour cream at the end.

  • Empac7 Posted: 09/28/11
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    This was a fun recipe. I used fireroasted tomatoes and added frozen corn. Really liked the cool avacado in the end so I don't recommend skipping that step. I also added plain yogurt and lime juice at the end - yum!

  • BlueToBlue Posted: 01/22/12
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    Fremont, CA

    This soup wasn't horrible but it also wasn't really anything special. I'm not going to make it again. It was kind of high in calories for something that tasted so meh. I did sub pinto beans for the pink beans (no pink beans at my grocery store) and a dollop of guacamole for the avocado. It's possible that this made all the difference, but I doubt it.

  • michlb Posted: 10/14/12
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    My family and I love this soup, never any leftovers. I have also used chicken breast instead of pork, still delicious! The avocado is a nice touch instead of sour cream, adds a nice creaminess.

  • EmmaLee75 Posted: 03/19/13
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    Will definitely make this again. It had a nice spice to it - not too hot. The beans were a good hearty complement to the veggies. The serving size was filling too at nearly 1.75 cups. Served with a salad although, next time Ill try the suggested cornbread recipe.

  • CookingJD Posted: 12/14/13
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    This recipe is fantastic just as it is. We have made it at least 10 times in the last year. Whole family loves it and it is a great way to get vegetables in the kids. Simple and delicious. Also, this is great for the use of left over pork of any kind, especially pork chops. We tend to add a little more heat and a good pinch of Mexican oregano. Also, almost any can of beans you have on hand works great. Chilli beans are especially nice. Super the next day, so double the recipe. An added benefit to doubling allows you to use a whole onion and green pepper. No waste. Thanks for a great recipe!

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