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Pork Garden Bean Soup

 Pork Garden Bean Soup
This creamy soup is a great way to start a meal.
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 bone-in pork loin chop (about 1/2 pound)
  • 3/4 cup cut fresh green beans
  • 3/4 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • Place water and pork chop in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes, just until pork is tender. Remove
  • from water. Cool; cut into cubes.
  • Add the beans, potatoes, carrot, salt and pepper to cooking liquid.
  • Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12 minutes or
  • until vegetables are tender. Return pork to pan; stir in cream and
  • heat through (do not boil). Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 290 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 664 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.