Pork White Bean and Kale Soup from Eating Well

"Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side."
photo by Drebaby photo by Drebaby
photo by Drebaby
photo by Drebaby photo by Drebaby
Ready In:
10 cups




  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork, sprinkle with salt and cook, stirring once or twice, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs, leaving juices in the pot.
  • Add onion to the pot and cook, stirring often, until just beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, paprika and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, 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 just 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.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. stormylee
    Great soup, and so quick to make too! The wine added a lovely taste to the broth. I had to use fresh spinach instead of kale though, because for some reason kale seems to be next to impossible to find here - still, great, tasty soup! Thank you Liszard!
  2. Drebaby
    This was really tasty! I spaced white beans when I went to the grocery store so I ended up using garbanzo beans instead and it worked very well! Husband loved it (and he supposedly hates garbanzo beans- he never caught it!). Will definitely make this again
  3. lecole54
    DH wasn't sure he was going to like this, based on the smell; the smoked paprika really permeated the house! But he did like it, quite a lot. Doesn't take long at all to throw together, it's very flavorful without knocking your socks off, and is a perfect use for an inexpensive cut of meat. A tin of smoked paprika is definitely a wise investment.
  4. Deb from Ca
    Delicious! My DH and I loved this soup! I was looking for something with pork and kale and your recipe caught my eye. I had all the ingredients for this recipe except the fresh tomatoes, so I used a 14 oz can of tomatoes instead. I did add cilantro since I add it to almost everything and I did cook the soup with all the ingredients for a couple of hours or so because I like to let all the flavors blend. It is definitely going in my cookbook! It's a keeper! Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Liszard!



Find More Recipes