Healthy Pork Recipes to Keep Up with your New Year’s Resolution!

Healthy Pork Recipes to Keep Up with your New Year’s Resolution!

Abigail Wehrbein

Each year when January rolls around, the words, “New Year’s Resolutions” are everywhere you see. Losing weight and staying healthy place first on the top ten resolutions that Americans make. So whether that might be your purpose this year or you’re just looking for some new delicious recipes to try, look no further than this great pork inspired dish below.

15 Bean Soup with Ham

PorkFor these cold winter months, soup is always a go-to. If you have some time on your hands and some left over ham from the holiday parties, this hearty soup is packed full of protein, vitamins and potassium that will be perfect for any dinner.

Ingredients: 1 pkg Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup. 8 cups water or use chicken broth for added flavor. 1 lb. ham hocks or diced ham, you can also use a leftover hambone with some meat on it. 1 lg. onion, diced. 1 clove garlic, minced. 1 tsp. chili powder (optional). 1 can tomatoes (15 oz.). Juice from 1 lemon



NO SOAK METHOD. Sort and rinse beans, check for any unwanted debris and discard. Drain and place in a slow cooker with 8 cups of water or broth, onions, meat or hambone, garlic and chili powder. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 5 hours (or low for 7-8), or until beans are tender, but not falling apart.

After the beans are tender, remove the hambone (leave any ham in the pot), stir in the can of tomatoes, our Ham Flavor packet, and the lemon juice. Cook for additional 30 minutes then keep warm until ready to serve.

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