~ Tasty Orzo Chili Soup ~

Cassie *


This soup came to pass from cleaning out my pantry and freezer. Was quite a hit with my family. The use of ground pork instead of beef and pasta was a refreshing change. Mighty tasty soup!

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4 - 6
10 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 tsp
olive oil
1 lb
ground pork
1 medium
onion, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped small
1 medium
red bell pepper, chopped
1 - 14 oz
can, chopped tomatoesd with garlic, oregano and basil - juice too
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
1/4 c
uncooked orzo pasta - or another small pasta
2 c
beef broth
1 - 14 oz
kidney beans, rinsed or favorite bean
1/2 tsp
beef bouillon paste
1/4 tsp
cumin or to taste
1 1/2 tsp
chili powder or to taste
& pepper to taste
1/2 tsp
cream, green onion and corn chips to garnish


1In a dutch oven over medium heat, brown pork in olive oil until no longer pink. Salt & pepper. Break apart as it cooks.
2Once pork is cooked, add onion, red pepper, celery and garlic. Cook and stir until onion is tender.
3Stir in tomatoes, paste, seasonings and beef broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the pasta and cook another 5 minutes or until tender.
4Serve with a dollop of sour cream, onion and corn chips.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy