Pulled Pork Tortilla Soup {Slow Cooker or Stovetop}

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Single soup crock serving - soup with tomatoes, pulled pork, black beans, and great northern beans. Topped with grated cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.
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I’m trying to purge some of the things from my freezer, and I had some leftover pulled pork that needed to be used. My go-to for using random freezer meats is usually chili, so I thought about doing a white chili or some kind of chili verde (similar to the pulled pork burrito bowls, but in a chili format). I also thought about some kind of casserole or pot pie, but I eventually decided to do a tortilla soup.

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I had a few things to do the day I made this, so something that I could just dump into the slow cooker was appealing. You can also make this on the stovetop in a dutch oven or large pot. I chose the slow cooker because I was going to be running around the house doing things and didn’t want anything on the stovetop.

I was very pleased with how this turned out, and I think it’s going to be amazing reheated for lunch at work this week. It has a smoky, mildly spicy flavor and is very hearty. It’s quite different from my chicken tortilla soup and almost borders on a chili. It’s also great that it totally doesn’t matter if your leftover pulled pork already has BBQ sauce on it. Mine totally did!

This recipe gets the chipotle chili flavor I love from chipotle chili powder. If you don’t have any on hand and don’t want to buy any just for this recipe, you can also use a packet of McCormick Chipotle Taco Seasoning. You could also use a half teaspoon or so of liquid from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce. I keep those on-hand in my freezer (after the can has been opened) since I rarely use an entire can at once.

Soup in a soup crock, with tomatoes, beans, and corn and topped with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.
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5 from 8 votes

Pulled Pork Tortilla Soup

A hearty, smoky, mildly spicy soup that can be made in the slow cooker or on the stovetop in a dutch oven or large pot. A great way to use leftover pulled pork!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: leftover pulled pork recipe, pulled pork soup, pulled pork tortilla soup, slow cooker soup, slow cooker tortilla soup, tortilla soup
Servings: 10 people

Equipment

  • Slow cooker, dutch oven, or large pot

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pulled pork (It's fine if you are using leftovers and it has some BBQ sauce on it)
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce (If your pulled pork does not have BBQ sauce on it)
  • 1 large can petite diced tomatoes (28 oz. can)
  • 1 jar salsa verde (16 oz. jar)
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 can great northern beans drained
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder (Or instead of all of the seasonings, substitute a packet of McCormick Chipotle Taco Seasoning)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
Toppings
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (Cheddar would be fine too)
  • Tortilla strips

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except toppings) in the slow cooker or a large pot.
  • If using the slow cooker, cook on low for about 90 minutes, or until the soup is hot. If cooking on the stovetop, bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for about 90 minutes or until the soup is hot. On the stovetop, stir occasionally.
  • Top each portion with sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla strips.
Single soup crock serving - soup with tomatoes, pulled pork, black beans, and great northern beans. Topped with grated cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.

14 comments on “Pulled Pork Tortilla Soup {Slow Cooker or Stovetop}”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks like the most delicious soup! Definitely got to make this for my family!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a delicious soup, and i’d have never thought to have made it with pulled pork! Big flavors, lots of chunky ingredients, and easy – it’s one my all-year long soup favorites!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m an absolute sucker for pulled pork! I never thought of turning it into a soup, totally trying this for dinner tomorrow!

  4. 5 stars
    These easy dump in the slow cooker meals are a favorite at our house. They taste even better heated up the next day!

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