This hearty and delicious soup features an inexpensive cut of meat – pork shoulder “country-style” ribs – for added flavor. If unavailable, chopped bacon, pancetta, or ham may be substituted.
Important Note: To keep this recipe gluten free, be sure to carefully read packaging on commercially available dried bean soup blends. Some brands, such as the Goya 16 Bean Soup Mix, contain barely. However, gluten-free blends are available, including Bob’s Red Mill 13-bean mix.
The herb blend used here is not carved in stone. Although herbs de Provence has a distinctive flavor profile, it is not critical to the success of this recipe. Two tablespoons of Italian seasoning (vs. the 4 dried herbs listed below) would work as well.