Southwestern Soup

Total Time:
3 hr 20 min
20 min
3 hr

4 servings

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pink beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced fresh avocado, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Cornbread, optional

In the bottom of a slow cooker, combine pork, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Stir to combine. Add broth, tomatoes and beans, cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

When ready to serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with avocado and cilantro. Garnish soup with lime wedges.

Serve with cornbread, if desired.

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A little thin, but a nice flavor. Could do with something more, maybe some more veggies like corn, carrots & celery? I did omit the pork & I swapped the beans for barley. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Texture was a little off for me. Could be cook's error :(. Flavor was o.k. but didn't blow me away. I had a ton left over and had to eat it for over a week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the recipe and used 2# of boneless and skinless chicken breasts. I used 1 can of light kidney beans (drained only), 1 can of black beans straight in, 1 can undrained green chiles, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, and doubled everthing else accordingly. I, also, used sweet red peppers instead of green. This soup had such a warm, hearty, and satisfying flavor.......and it only got better the next day. I will make it again with the pork. Thanks Robin! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipie, but I added black beans, and white navy beans, chopped green chilies and a little thyme. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this soup. I added extra chili powder to make it spicier, but otherwise, it is a super easy and delicious weeknight meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love pork but am not a big fan of the tenderloin. Have made this twice, once with pork tenderloin, once with a pound of beef stew meat. I think I prefer the beef but I loved it both ways. I also used a can of Rotel chilis & tomatoes and a 4 oz can of whole green chilis chopped. OK I like things hot! I'll be eating this repeatedly this winter. Thanks Robin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved, loved, loved this recipe and so did I. The only changes I made for us is to increase salt and cumin to 1 tsp each.; add a can of Rotel chilis and tomatoes to spice it up a little more; and shred the pork after it's done. That adds more consistency to the soup. I sprinkled cilantro and a splash of lime on my bowl, while my husband also added sour cream and a mexican cheese blend. We served it with Panera Asiago Cheese bread, and it was a satisfying dinner. Can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow for lunch. That is, if there's any left. My son is due home from work soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had made carnitas 2 days prior to looking for a recipe to use the leftover meat in. WOW! This was the perfect soup. I added carrots and corn to the soup and topped it with crushed tortilla chips and cilantro. It was the hit of the party! Thanks for something so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. I only cooked on low for 4 hours and it was perfect. Also, I added a can of black beans and a some frozen corn to give it a little more. Will definetely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very tasty soup with a lot of flavor. The only thing I found was add an extra can of beans because for consistency. My entire family enjoyed this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published

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