I made this for the first time the other day and followed the directions to a T. I was disappointed; I think my expectations were a little high. Don't expect more out of this recipe than what's in it. I will warn you that the crushed red pepper amount given is pretty strong. Personally, I love pork but not in a watered down chicken-broth soup. I say, save the pork for on the side and make a vegetable soup!
Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup
From EatingWell: September/October 2007
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side.
43 Reviews for Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup
When I went to make this soup I was extremely excited. After making it however, I was disappointed. It really should be directed as a veggie soup as that's the overwhelming flavor. It needed more meat, less kale, more seasoning and more overall flavor.
This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes! Sometimes I use leftover pork, canned tomatoes, or spinach instead of kale depending on what I have in stock already and the outcome is always delicious. Thank you Eating Well!
I used leftover, already roasted pork tenderloin & spinach instead of Kale. I added the pork with the beans about 15 mins. before serving & was amazed at how tender the pork had become. My entire family LOVED it! I will definitely make this again.
Tasty soup! I switched canned tomatoes instead of fresh and garbanzo beans instead of white beans. Also added some zucchini, which was good. Wasn't crazy about the kale, so I may switch for some spinach instead next time. I might try adding a little lemon juice next time too at the end.
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