This Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup is an easy way to get a healthy meal on the table!
I picked up this Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet at Walmart. Since each package is about 3 lbs., I cut the roast in half and will cook the rest another night (easy dinner!). With the pork already marinated, I wanted to try this Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup recipe, adapted from Eating Well. Confession time! With all my healthy and “real food” eating, I have never tried kale, and I have never given it to the family. I'd heard that kale could be bitter, so I figured it would be great to introduce it to the family soaked in a delicious broth (and I was right!).
When you want to put an easy, home-cooked meal on the table for your family, wholesome shortcuts can be a big help. Instead of remembering to defrost a roast and planning to marinate for hours, just pick up a Smithfield Marinated Pork. All seven varieties–like Mesquite Pork Loin, Portobello Mushroom Flavor Filet, and Peppercorn & Garlic Tenderloin–are so easy. You can WOW your family (or guests) and just grilling or baking via the directions on the package. It's ready to go, as a timesaver and with no stress!
The combination of textures in this soup is fantastic! The beans are smooth, soaking up the fragrant broth. The kale is lightly crunchy, which everyone enjoyed. The pork and onions have a little chew to them. I just love soups with lots of layers like this. As an added bonus, my house smelled amazing while this was cooking. Yum!
The cooking time is short on this soup–so be sure and prep all your ingredients ahead of time. I had them lined up next to me at the stove, so I could keep stirring and just add them as needed.
Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound Smithfield Garlic & Herb Pork Loin (half of package)
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 cup white wine
- 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 8 cups lightly packed)
- 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 646mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g