Have any leftover roast you need to use up? This pulled pork soup is a great way to use up some of those leftovers from a big batch of pulled pork and is filled with flavor that you’ll love. Get ready to make some delicious pulled pork soup for your family anytime you want!
What If I Don’t Have Pork Roast?
If you’re starting this without any prepared pulled pork, that’s okay! We also included an easy and simple recipe to make some good pork roast in the crockpot, which can be a meal on its own and later used for this soup recipe with whatever you have left. This will take 8 hours for tender meat, so prepare it ahead of time for a dinner meal.
Why Make Pulled Pork Soup?
Soup is a hearty dish that works excellent for filling meals, especially with leftover meat from other meals like pork roasts. You can make soups as a meal for using up leftover food or as a way to warm yourself up on rainy or cold days, and this meal can make 4-to 8 servings depending on how much your household eats, so it can last.
How Do I Store Pulled Pork?
Before using your extra pulled pork for this soup recipe, how do you store it? Store pulled pork in an airtight container in the fridge with some of the juices from cooking for best freshness and to prevent the meat from drying out. You can reheat it on the stove or in a microwave, or use it in this soup!
What Do I Need for Pulled Pork Soup?
The ingredients for this recipe are a bit long, but it’ll be worth it in taste! You’ll need olive oil, a small onion, carrots, cumin, cajun seasoning if you want a spicy kick, chicken broth, green chiles, canned white beans, canned diced tomatoes, and shredded pork roast. You can use a dutch oven, but a large pot works just fine as well.
Will This Recipe Take Long?
If you already have leftover pulled pork, making this soup will take very little time. You need around 15 minutes to prep all of your ingredients, and the total cook time will be under an hour. If you think about how long making a pork roast takes or how long some soups can take, this is a great option.
What Can I Serve With Pulled Pork Soup?
You can serve this soup in a dish or a bread bowl if you have any, and you can have other hard bread for dipping alongside it. You can also have soup as a side dish for the main meal to make it last longer as far as leftovers go. It’s really up to your creative ideas when it comes to serving this dish.
How Much Leftover Pork Do I Need?
To use an already made pork roast for this dish, you’ll need about 2 cups worth of shredded pork leftovers from your roast. Knowing this ahead of time means you can set aside that 2 cups worth when you make your pulled pork so that you can make soup the next day or in the near future.
Can I Add More Meat?
Those of us that want more meat in our soup or want to add variety can definitely experiment with some meats or with more pork for this soup. We’d recommend making the soup from the recipe, then adding more cooked meats if you want to add to it. You can add more pork, try adding cooked bacon, or something else entirely!
It’s time to get cooking! Follow the recipe below for your own delicious and slightly spicy pulled pork soup made from any leftover pork roast, or follow the recipe for a delightful but simple pork roast with your crockpot and save the soup recipe for another day.
Pulled Pork Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp cajun seasoning (to taste)
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 7 oz can green chiles
- 1 14.5 ounce can white beans, drained
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups shredded pork
Pork roast recipe
- 3 lb pork roast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp pepper
- Chop the onion.
- Peel the carrots, and chop into ¼-inch slices.
- Add olive oil to adiutch oven or large pot and heat over medium heat.
- Add onions and carrots. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the carrots are tender; stirring occasionally.
- Add the cumin and cajun seasonings, and stir constantly for 1 minute.
- Add chicken broth, then scrape the bottom of the pan while stirring it in.
- Add the green chiles, white beans, diced tomatoes, and shredded pork.
- Simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot!
Pork roast recipe
- Sprinkle pork roast with salt and pepper, and add to the crockpot.
- Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
- Remove from the crockpot and shred the meat.