Smoked Pulled Pork Soup

Tired of the same old pulled pork recipes? Looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy this classic barbecue favorite? Look no further than Pulled Pork Soup! This hearty and flavorful dish takes tender, smoky pulled pork and combines it with a rich broth, vegetables, and spices to create a soup that will warm your soul. Whether you’re craving comfort food on a chilly day or hosting a gathering with friends, this unique twist on traditional BBQ will leave everyone begging for seconds. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the incredible flavors of smoked Pulled Pork Soup!

Pulled Pork Soup Recipe

This delightful recipe is a great way to use some leftover pulled pork or if you are smoking a pork butt from scratch. I am making this using leftover pulled pork soup but if you want to smoke a pork butt from scratch for this recipe, I would suggest using a basic SPG rub. It will pair itself well with the other ingredients of this recipe. If you wanted to spice things up a bit, I suggest using a more Mexican styled rub.

Need some tips or more details on smoking a pork butt, take a look at our smoked pork recipe.

If you are using leftover pulled pork, it can be warmed up in the soup. If its frozen, I would suggest defrosting it first and then adding it to the soup.

This recipe is incredibly easy, makes for a great mid week recipe, we love making this on those cold winter nights, maybe with some homemade bread for dipping.

Outside of the pulled pork, a simple set of ingredients will be needed (measurements are in the recipe card):

  • white onion
  • chicken broth
  • green chilies
  • cannellini beans
  • Spices: cumin, paprika, oregano, minced garlic, cayenne pepper (check out our smoked cayenne recipe, fresh from the garden)

A couple of garnish ideas for when its all done:

  • cilantro
  • diced avocado slices
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • lime juice

Making Easy Pulled Pork Soup

I used a Dutch oven for this recipe, but if don’t have one a regular pot will work. Start off dicing the onion. While you are doing that, add about a 1/4 cup of water to the Dutch oven and warm it up, we are going to sauté the onions for a few minutes. Normally I would suggest olive oil to sauté with but the pork will still have a lot of fat in there and if you add the olive oil, you end up with a very greasy/oily soup.

Once the onions are diced and water is warm, throw the onions in. Stir them on occasion and let them soften up for about 5 minutes. The water will start to evaporate so you may need to add some more.

About half way through, add the diced chilies to the onion. They should already be relatively soften so they won’t need much time in there. After 5 minutes, we can start to add the other ingredients. Start with the chicken broth, and then add in the leftover pulled pork and beans. Drain one can of the beans and add the other can liquid and all.

Once you have all the ingredients added, you can add the spices to the mix and we are going to cover and let simmer for about 30-45 minutes. Stir the ingredients on occasion. After 45 minutes of simmering, this delicious dish will be ready to serve.

How To Serve Smoked Pulled Pork Soup

You can serve smoked pulled pork soup with a variety of sides and garnishes. We like our soup served with some good old fashioned Italian bread. Another option that could work well if you have the smoker up and running, is smoked corn bread.

If you are looking for some garnish ideas, cilantro, avocado, sour cream or shredded cheese are all great options. Feel free to drop some of your ideas in the comments below.

Wrapping Up Smoked Pulled Pork Soup

Smoked pulled pork soup is a delectable and hearty dish that combines the rich flavors of tender pulled pork with a comforting broth. Whether enjoyed on a cold winter’s day or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at a summer cookout, this soup is sure to satisfy and impress. With its versatility in ingredients and ability to be customized to individual preferences, it is no wonder that smoked pulled pork soup has become such a beloved favorite among food enthusiasts. So go ahead and indulge in this mouthwatering bowl of goodness – your taste buds will thank you!

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Smoked Pulled Pork Soup

Pulled Pork Soup

A prefect way to use leftover pulled pork on those cold winter evenings. Smokey and filling that will be a family favorite.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 lb. leftover Pulled pork
  • 4 oz diced green chilies
  • 2 cans cannellini beans (1 drained)
  • 48 oz. chicken broth
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin


  1. If using leftover pulled pork, ensure its not frozen before using. Once either defrosted or simply coming from the refrigerator, leave out and let come to room temperature while prepping the rest of the soup.
  2. Warm some water in the bottom of a Dutch oven or large pot. No more than 1 cup to start. We will use this to sauté the onions and peppers.
  3. Dice the onions and when done, add to the water.
  4. Keep stirring and add more water as necessary.
  5. After about 3-4 minutes, add in the chili's and keep stirring.
  6. After about 5 minutes, once the onions are soft and translucent, add in the broth. Continue to keep the stove top at medium heat
  7. Add in one can of drained beans and one can with the liquid
  8. Add your spices to the soup now
  9. Finally, add in the pulled pork and lower to a simmer
  10. Cover and let simmer for another 30-45 minutes.
  11. After simmering, remove from heat and serve
  12. Garnish with whatever you choose but good pairings with this soup are some cilantro, avocado, sour cream or shredded cheese

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 861mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g

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