Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
  • rich in protein
  • lower in sodium
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South-of-the-Border Soup

This recipe serves:  6
1 1/2 cups dried pinto beans (soaked)
15 ounces diced, canned tomatoes, undrained
1 small onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces angel hair pasta, broken into 1" pieces
1/2 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/2" pieces
6 cups low-sodium chicken stock
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
chopped, fresh cilantro for garnish
Cooking Instructions
1. In a 4-quart pot, combine the beans with their soaking water, cover the pot and simmer very slowly for 30 minutes. Add salt, then simmer for about 1 hour, until the beans are soft. If the water starts to run dry, add enough water during the cooking to keep the beans covered.

2. In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, onion and garlic. Process until smooth.

3. In a heavy soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pasta and pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta starts to turn golden, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the beans, tomato mixture and the chicken stock. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the pasta is al dente, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Ladle the soup into 6 bowls and garnish with the cilantro. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 6

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 317
  • Carbohydrate
  • 45 g
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • Fiber
  • 11 g
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 268 mg