Savory Cabbage and Pork Soup

Let this delicious pork soup cook all day - a delicious veggie-packed dinner!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
pound boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
4
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (2 cups)
2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2x1/4-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
cups chopped cabbage (about 1 medium head)
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
4
cups water
1
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
chicken bouillon cubes
1
can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 Mix all ingredients in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours (or high heat setting 4 to 5 hours) or until pork and vegetables are tender.

Expert Tips

Trimming the extra fat from the pork before cutting into pieces will give you a soup that is rich in flavor but not in fat.

If you like a slightly thicker soup, use two 14 1/2-ounce cans of ready-to-serve chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon cubes. If beef is your preference, use a pound of lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces, and beef bouillon or broth instead of the pork and chicken broth.

Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream for a nice touch of creamy flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
920mg
920%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.