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This comforting soup was made for a chilly winter night. Use your pressure cooker to make it fast, then freeze the rest for later!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

35 mins
40 mins
1 hr 15 mins
12 to 14 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse beans; drain. In a 6-qt. electric cooker use the sauté setting to cook pork hocks in oil until browned. For stove-top cooker, cook hocks directly in the pot. Add beans and next nine ingredients (through pepper), increasing water to 5 cups. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 40 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 40 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, let stand 15 minutes to release pressure naturally. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully.

  • Remove pork hocks and cool slightly. Remove and discard bay leaf. If desired, mash beans slightly. When hocks are cool enough to handle, cut meat off bones and chop; discard bones. Stir meat and kale into soup. Set electric cooker on sauté setting or place stove-top cooker over medium heat; cook just until wilted. Season to taste. Season to taste with salt and additional pepper.

  • To Freeze: Prepare as directed except do not add the kale. Cool soup and transfer to freezer bags. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Stir in kale and reheat.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 35mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 29g; insoluble fiber 11g; sugars 4g; protein 18g; vitamin a 8947.2IU; vitamin c 47.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.9mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 200mcg; sodium 675mg; potassium 864mg; calcium 139mg; iron 4.2mg.