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Smokey Pork Soup Recipe

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If you’re looking for a simple, yet delicious recipe for your leftover pork roast, then you have got to try this smokey pork soup recipe! With a little bit of spice and a lot of flavor, this hearty soup makes a perfect meal. It just takes a few minutes to prep, then dump in a few cans, and dinner is ready in as little as 20 minutes.

bowl of smokey pork soup with leftover pulled pork and homemade rotel

This recipe is just perfect for any time of year and is certainly a budget-friendly meal option. And for more easy frugal family dinner ideas, check this out. In fact, I’m a big fan of all quick and easy dinners with pork, aren’t you?

Once you soften the onions and carrots, it’s a dump and forget meal. It could even be made in the crock pot and just cooked on low for 4 hours or high for 2. It depends on how quickly you need the meal!

pan of smokey pork in broth

This smokey pork soup recipe gets its flavor from the bbq rub. Grab the recipe from the link because you’re going to want to make this up and use it on many things! It gets a little kick from the Rotel (homemade is best for that too).

Homemade flavorings and seasonings just bring SO MUCH MORE flavor to your meals. You can make them in bulk and have them ready to go.

smokey pork soup from leftover pulled pork in a bowl on the table with bread and carrots
bowl of smokey pork soup
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Smokey Pork Soup Recipe

A simple recipe to prepare with leftovers from a pork roast, this pork soup is bursting with flavor, and a little bit of a spicy kick! (And comes together quick!)
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover pork roast, smokey pork soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Christina


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 tbsp bbq rub seasoning
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 can white beans, drained
  • 1 can rotel or 2 cups of homemade
  • 2 cups shredded pork


  • Chop the onion and carrot.
  • Add olive oil to a dutch oven or large pot and heat over medium heat.
  • Add onions and the carrots.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, or until the carrots are tender; stirring occasionally.
  • Add the bbq rub seasoning and cook 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth, then scrape the bottom of the pan while stirring it in.
  • Add the rotel, white beans, and shredded pork.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes (or longer if you have a little more time)


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

If you have a few more minutes, cook the soup a little longer, 20 minutes of simmer will marry the flavors together even better. Get excited, because you’re going to LOVE this meal!

Serve this soup with some crusty bread or a nice salad. These super easy Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits would be a bomb side for this recipe.

Refrigerate the leftovers. It freezes great too. Cool leftover soup and place it in an air tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, set in the fridge overnight or run cold water over the container and pop back into a soup pot. Stir occasionally over medium heat until it’s rewarmed. You can also microwave it.

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