Pork and Edamame Soup


Enjoy this Asian-influenced soup with good taste and good nutrition in mind--the edamame (green soybeans)--are a great source of soy. Use the slow cooker for added convenience.

Pork and Edamame Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 14 ounce can chicken broth

  • 1 12 ounce package frozen edamame (green soybeans)

  • 1 8 ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper (1 large)

  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon bottled hoisin sauce

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 3 ounce package ramen noodles, broken


  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces. In a large skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil. Drain off fat.

  2. Place meat in a 3-1/2- or 4 -1/2-quart slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth, edamame, water chestnuts, sweet pepper, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, crushed red pepper, and garlic.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Skim off fat. Stir in ramen noodles (reserve seasoning packet for another use). Cover and cook for 5 minutes more. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
15g Fat
22g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 906mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 50.2mg 251%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 608mg 13%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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