~ One Pot Tasty Pork Chili Soup ~

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

An awesomely delicious chili type soup that I developed and the family adored. Layers and layers of flavor & its even better the next day. So easy too! Make it your own, by using what you have in your pantry, adjust seasonings to your liking, but what I used was so tasty! Enjoy!!

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serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   2 lb
    ground pork
  •   Salt
    and pepper for seasoning meat
  •   2 stalk(s)
    celery plus leaves, chopped
  •   1 large
    red bell pepper - seeded and chopped
  •   1 large
    onion, chopped
  •   6 clove
    garlic, chopped
  •   1/4 c
    plus 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  •   1 - 2 can(s)
    drained and rinsed dark red kidney beans
  •   3/4 c
    orzo pasta or another small pasta
  •   4 c
    beef broth
  •   1- 32 oz
    can plum tomatoes in juice with basil - squeezed between fingers into pieces
  •   1 tsp
    each - garlic salt, dried oregano, cumin, basil
  •   1/2 tsp
    celery seed and cinnamon
  •   1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  •   11/2 Tbsp
    chili powder or to taste

How To Make

  • 1
    In a Dutch oven, over med heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, when hot crumble in the pork. Salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink, stirring often.
  • 2
    Add onion, celery, red pepper and garlic, toss with meat and cook until veggies begin softening.
  • 3
    Add the tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, beef broth, 1 tsp beef base, cumin, oregano, basil, chili powder, cinnamon, celery seed, brown sugar, garlic salt, orzo and beans. Stir to combine.
  • 4
    Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and remain cooking for 40 - 45 minutes or until pasta is tender and soup has thickened some.
  • 5
    I served with grated hot Pepper Jack cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Delicious!

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