Country Cupboard Soup

Country Cupboard Soup

 1/2         pound  boneless pork loin -- (or two boneless pork chops) cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 teaspoon oil
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup sliced potatoes
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
2 tablespoons sugar
Black pepper – to taste
4 cups water
1 28-ounce can tomatoes – crushed
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves – crushed
Dash red pepper sauce

Heat oil in Dutch oven and brown pork, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover and cook gently for 30 minutes. If desired, serve with cornbread.