This delicious Leftover Pork Roast Soup is loaded with pulled pork, corn, white beans and kale. It's quick, easy and ready in 20 minutes!
So last week, I made an awesome Crock-Pot rosemary garlic pork roast, which I shared here on the blog. We've been having pork roast at least once a month, which means lots of leftover pork -- Yum! Usually, I'll make pork sliders and pork carnitas with the leftover meat, and sometimes, we'll just eat pork along with roasted veggies.
But I was really craving soup the other day, and even though I had planned on making the carnitas, I decided to change the menu and make pulled pork soup, instead. Normally, I would have made chicken soup, but since we had plenty of cooked pork, that's what I went with.
I know it sounds a little strange, but it's really delicious and so easy. Since the meat is already seasoned with plenty of garlic, onions and rosemary, this soup comes together in just a few minutes. Just add a few other ingredients, and your dinner is ready to eat!
To make the soup more like a meal, I roasted some corn in the pot before adding the pork and the broth. You could skip this step, but it really adds some extra flavor. Then, I threw in some white beans and kale.
And for a little extra freshness, I added a touch of lime juice and some fresh cilantro. These two are completely optional. You don't have to add these, but they really do add an extra pop of flavor.
Seriously, this soup is so packed with good stuff that you definitely won't be hungry after dinner. And, it's naturally gluten free.
How to Make Leftover Pork Roast Soup
Leftover Pork Roast Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup frozen or canned corn
- 2 cups pulled pork, from a pork roast, with onions and garlic
- 2 32-oz cartons low sodium, organic chicken broth
- 1 16-oz can great Northern beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 cups chopped fresh kale
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the olive oil, and heat the corn until just slightly golden brown
- Stir in the pork
- Add the chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil
- Reduce heat to medium, add the beans and kale, and cook until kale is just tender
- Serve with fresh limes and fresh cilantro, if desired
I'm happy to say that my family loved this leftover pork roast soup, and it really hit the spot on a cold, rainy evening. It's a delicious way to use up leftovers!