A cheap but tasty, hearty soup that you'll always have seconds of. Serve fresh, with bread if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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 pork chops, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder, bay leaf, chicken broth, water, and soy sauce in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil, uncovered, then reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 1 hour. Remove the pork chops and set aside to cool.

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  • Whisk 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid with the flour; set aside. When the pork chops are cool remove and discard any bones or fat. Chop or shred the meat into bite size pieces.

  • Add the potato, broccoli, carrot, onion, celery, and cooked pork back to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, stir in the flour mixture. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Remove the bay leaf and gently mash the potatoes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 9.6g 19% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 18.1mg 6% DV; sodium 406.8mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2010
This was FABULOUS! I made some slight variations but didn't change too much: I thought it would make a better stew than a soup, so I only used 1 - 1/2 cups of chicken broth rather than 3 cups. Also, I used bok choy instead of broccoli. I love broccoli but it has such a strong flavor on its own and I thought this recipe could use something more subtle. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2012
It was good but I would skip adding any additional salt and use low sodium broth. Read More
(4)
128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2010
This was FABULOUS! I made some slight variations but didn't change too much: I thought it would make a better stew than a soup, so I only used 1 - 1/2 cups of chicken broth rather than 3 cups. Also, I used bok choy instead of broccoli. I love broccoli but it has such a strong flavor on its own and I thought this recipe could use something more subtle. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
Very good. I slow roasted the pork in the oven before adding to the soup to develop the flavor. I omitted the flour and used green beans instead of broccoli. Will make again on a cold winter day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
My husband daughter and I absolutely loved this recipe! I was looking for something to use 2 extra pork chops we had (we are sort of dieting and trying to cut back on how much meat we eat) and this recipe was perfect exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much for sharing it:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
Fantastic! I usually make "Ultimate Spicy Spud Soup" from this site when I'm feeling overwintered. but I was sick of it and I had broccoli and decided to try this. It is really great. The taste is soup (very celery tasting which I like.) But the texture is stew so I added more water. Changes: More spices cause I like that. Also threw in some green beans and pretty much any leftover veggie I had. Also I used all chicken stock and only used water to bring it to a consistency I liked. Good as is though. It's going into rotation. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2011
The whole family loved this. I saved a step by pan frying some thin chops and placing everything together to simmer for an hour. I also added some mushrooms for texture. Lovely! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2011
So GOOD! I wish I had made a double batch. I did use 4 pork chops instead of 2 (they were kind of thin cut) I also doubled the broccoli and halved the potato. EDIT: I have made this soup many times now so I wanted to add to my review. I now use the full amount of potato but have increased the chicken stock and water by 1 cup each. I start with the called-for amount of each spice then add according to taste after the first boil. Celery salt makes a good addition. I still double the broccoli but I hold half of it out and right before I serve the soup I flash-steam it for about 2-3 minutes in the microwave then add it to the soup. That bright green of the broccoli makes the soup look extra appetizing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
WOW this was fantastic! I followed the recipe and only made one change I added garlic. We LOVED this!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2010
Love the soup. It's a little salty though. I'll probably either cut back the salt or make sure to get low sodium chicken broth. I browned two Costco center cut pork chops cut into pieces in some olive oil and a clove of chopped garlic. Then I added the rest of the ingredients as suggested. After around 45 minutes I put the veggies in. I didn't use the flour either. I usually like a thicker texture but it was great without it this time. Oh I didn't use broccoli didn't have any. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2012
I used the crock pot. So I put the spices (all but used 1 tsp of onion powder instead of onions) and boneless defatted pork chops in the crock with 5 cups of chicken broth until the meat was fork tender. (3 hrs on high) Then I pulled the pork out and shredded it a bit with a forks. I reserved the broth and added the flour as the recipe called. Chopped all veggies as called for then added the rewhisked broth and flour when it got bubbly. All in all it took about 5 hours in the crock pot. Everyone was salivating the entire time it was cooking. Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2012
It was good but I would skip adding any additional salt and use low sodium broth. Read More
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