Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Tasty Pork Recipe

Me during the Pride of Iowa contest demonstrating
Fiesta Pork Soup (age 16)
It's Tuesday and time to share another Tuesday Tasty Pork Recipe in honor of National Pork Month.  Now this week's recipe I decided to also honor National 4-H Week, an organization I am a very proud alumni of, as well as volunteer for today.  When I was in 4-H as a member of the Clear Lake Sailors in Hamilton County, Iowa, I always participated in the Pride of Iowa contest every year at the county fair.  The gist of the Pride of Iowa contest is that 4-Hers give a live cooking demonstration and the food they make must include an Iowa product in it.  One year for the contest, I made the recipe I'm going to share today.  I got the recipe from the National Pork Checkoff and fell in love with the recipe's simplicity and flavor.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Fiesta Pork Soup 
My kitchen helper
(This is a great recipe for kids to help with or for a teen to take the lead on.)

1 pound ground pork
8 oz picante sauce
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
2 cups (or 1 - 14 1/2 oz can) chicken stock/broth
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
1 - 11oz can condensed fiesta natcho cheese soup

Ingredient line-up
In medium saucepan, cook and stir pork until browned.  Drain.

Add chicken broth, picante sauce, cumin and pepper; bring to boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in cheese soup; simmer until heated through.  Do not boil.

Pour into serving bowls; garnish with sour cream and tortilla chips.  Serves 5.

(I like to dip with my chips while
My Farmer likes to crunch up the chips as if they were crackers!
Now it is time to announce last week's pig silicon pot holder winner - congratulations Dee W!  Please send me your mailing address and I'll get your new pot holder out to you!

Now for this week I'll be giving away another pig silicon pot holder.  To be entered into the randomized drawing, share your favorite soup to warm up with in the fall and winter in the comment section.  Thank you once again to the Iowa Soybean Association and the Soybean Checkoff for the pot holders!  The winner will be announced next week!


  1. This soup looks amazing! I'll definitely have to try it! My favorite soup to make is broccoli cheese soup-always a winner!

    1. I love broccoli cheese too! I always get that if I ever eat at Panera Bread. If only I had a Panera close by... that sounds really good right now!

    2. Congratulations Nicole, you won the randomized drawing for the pot holder! Go to the About Me section of my blog to find my contact information and let me know your mailing address!

  2. This looks very good- I love bacon/potato soup!

  3. Great example of positive 4-h influence! Good looking recipe too:)

    1. Thanks Karen! I loved how 4-H helped me build so many life skills.