Besides being tasty, this soup is also low in calories and fat, inexpensive, and very quick to make. The ingredients are ones that I usually stock in my kitchen, but aren't expensive to buy if you don't. They can be used in many other ways, too, so you won't be wasting anything. This soup reheats and freezes well.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add pork cubes. Seal bag and shake to coat. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium high heat. Add pork and brown in oil for about 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

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  • In a 5 to 8 quart soup pot, heat remaining teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and bell pepper. Saute for just a few minutes until tender, but not browned.

  • Add reserved pork, zucchini, sun-dried tomato bits, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, oyster sauce, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Heat until almost boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

169.5 calories; 16.3 g protein; 14.3 g carbohydrates; 34.1 mg cholesterol; 655.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (78)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
everyone at my tennis club asked for the recipe! The oyster sauce seems like a wierd ingredient but tastes great with the herbs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2008
Pretty good but not good enough to be a popular leftover. Read More
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96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
everyone at my tennis club asked for the recipe! The oyster sauce seems like a wierd ingredient but tastes great with the herbs. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2005
This was very good and different. I had lots of zucchini and was wanted a new recipe for pork chops. I didn't add the oyster sauce b/c I don't like the taste of seafood. It was delcious without it. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
Excellent soup! I make this for all new moms I know along with a sald and loaf of bread. It keeps in the freezer and fridge well. If zucchini aren't in season I use canned artichoke quarters. And for vegetarians it's great if you just leave out the pork and substitute vegetable broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
This soup is extremely good! I have made it twice now and the only changes I made were: 1.) instead of canned chicken broth I used the "Basic Vegetable Stock" recipe on this website (reallly good and easy too!) and 2.) I also added fresh spinach a few minutes before the soup was done cooking. The spinach in my opinion really was the finishing touch for this soup. The second time I made it I used cabbage instead of spinach and it was also excellent though I prefer spinach. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
this is one great tasting soup for "soup lovers". a tossed salad and a loaf of crusty bread complete the meal. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I served this soup with home made herb bread... This was a huge hit.. Everyone loved this and I froze some to send home with my son he called and asked for more.. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2003
THIS IS EXCELLENT. LOW-CAL TASTY QUICK ECONOMICAL AND GREAT THE NEXT DAY. A KEEPER!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2006
I thought this was tasty but my husband much prefers the similar recipe that uses Italian sausage as the meat ingredient. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
Fabulous recipe! I made it as per the recipe but had to leave for about 90 mins so I let it simmer and it was delicious! My husband had 2 big bowls. We did think that there were too many spices in it though I had to strain the broth for myself. Next time I will omit the spices and buy canned tomatoes with Italian spices instead. Instead of a baguette I cut up some whole wheat pita in triangles and broiled them in the over for 3 mins...crunchy yummy and low calorie. We're looking forward to having the left overs for lunch tomorrow. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2008
Pretty good but not good enough to be a popular leftover. Read More
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