I have an ongoing goal to eat healthier and make good food choices. It’s not always easy but my goal is to eat right 80% of the time! I have a wonderful cookbook called Eating Well in Season – the Farmers’ Market Cookbook. The recipes are divided into seasons of the year and focus on what food is fresh during each season. If you are looking for a hearty winter soup, this pork, bean and kale soup is perfect. It’s delicious and nutritious and uses foods you can find in your farmer’s market this time of year.Hearty Winter Soup


Pork Bean and Kale Soup


hearty winter soup, kale, tomatoes, beans, onions, porkIngredients:


1 tsp olive oil

1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into one inch pieces

¾ tsp salt

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tsp paprika

¼ tsp crushed red pepper

1 cup white wine

4 plum tomatoes, chopped

4 cups chicken broth (reduced sodium)

1 bunch kale, ribs removed and chopped (about 8 cups)

1-15oz can cannellini beans rinsed




Heat oil in a heavy Dutch oven. Add pork, sprinkle with salt and cook until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs, leaving juices in the pot.hearty winter soup


Add onion to the pot and cook, stirring often until just beginning to brown, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine and tomatoes increase heat to high and stir to scrape up any browned bits. Add broth and bring to a boil.

Add kale and stir until it wilts. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally until the kale is just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in beans, the reserved pork and any accumulated juices; simmer until the beans and pork are heated through, about 2 minutes.hearty winter soup


This hearty winter soup makes about 6 servings.


17 comments on “Hearty Winter Soup – Pork, Bean and Kale Soup

Vickie Westcamp on February 24, 2017 6:28 pm

Yum-O! This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I adore warm soup on a cold winter day. Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on February 24, 2017 6:51 pm

Nothing better than a bowl of warm soup on a cold day!

Kimm at Reinvented on February 25, 2017 1:09 pm

That looks great. Love the fact that it’s healthy too!
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on March 1, 2017 2:50 pm

That does look hearty – and delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

Leslie on March 1, 2017 3:33 pm

Yum! I love making soups with kale. It adds such a nice earthy flavor, and it’s a great use for the stalks instead of celery (yay for not wasting food!) Thanks for sharing this delicious-looking recipe at the #happynowlinkup!

Debra C. on March 2, 2017 1:29 pm

Hey Nancy, stopping by from This is how we roll link party! Seen this lovely soup and had to come by to see how it is made. Looks so yummy! Great recipe with lots of great flavors!

Nancy Wolff on March 2, 2017 2:23 pm

I just love soup in the winter! Thanks for stoping by!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com on March 2, 2017 3:14 pm

I love soup all year round, but this is the classic Soup Weather, so this sounds especially wonderful and warming!

Nancy Wolff on March 3, 2017 1:55 am

Thanks for stopping by, think you’ll enjoy this soup!

Anne on March 2, 2017 5:21 pm

very hearty and healthy, sound really good. #recipesharingparty

Melissa Ruddy on March 3, 2017 8:48 pm

This sounds nice and filling. Would make a great lunch to take to work. My office is always freezing.

Nancy Wolff on March 3, 2017 9:04 pm

Melissa it would make a great lunch!

April J Harris on March 6, 2017 6:53 pm

Nancy, your soup looks so satisfying, nutritious and tasty too! Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to see you at the party again this week. It’s open now!

Nancy Wolff on March 7, 2017 1:43 am

Thanks April,
Just stopped by!

Miz Helen on March 7, 2017 4:40 pm

Your Winter Soup looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Cynthia on March 13, 2017 7:59 pm

What a great soup recipe Perfect for the cold days we are getting. I love shopping at the farmers market and building a menu from what I buy.

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2017 9:10 pm

This is one of our favorite soups during the winter months! 🙂

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