Asian Pork Soup

Enjoy this flavorful pork soup packed with carrots, mushrooms and sprouts – perfect for Asian cuisine dinner!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
pound chow mein meat
2
medium carrots, cut into julienne strips (1 cup)
4
medium green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces (1/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
can (49 1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
cup sliced mushrooms
1
cup bean sprouts

  • 1 Cook chow mein meat in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  • 2 Mix meat and remaining ingredients except mushrooms and bean sprouts in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours).
  • 4 Stir in mushrooms and bean sprouts.
  • 5 Cover and cook on low heat setting about 1 hour or until mushrooms are tender.

Expert Tips

Julienne carrots are matchlike sticks of carrots that add an interesting shape to this soup. But to save a little time, you can cut the carrots into 1/4-inch slices.

Coarsely ground fresh pork is sometimes labeled "chow mein meat." If it isn't available at your store, use regular ground pork, chicken or turkey. Drained canned sliced mushrooms and bean sprouts come in handy when you don't have the fresh on hand.

Spoon a mound of hot cooked rice into each bowl of soup before serving, and sprinkle with some sliced green onion tops.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
115),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1720mg
1720%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.