Creamy Pork Taco Soup

Creamy Pork Taco Soup

Creamy Pork Taco Soup

In all honesty this should be called: Creamy Leftover Taco Soup.  You can truly substitute with any leftover chicken ( roasted chicken or wine “can” chicken ) , turkey (hello thanksgiving!) pork ( pulled pork ) even ground beef!  The idea is to go for flavor.  I know many of you like the idea of using store-bought rotisserie chicken and by all means go with that!  Easy and practical.  Just make sure it is not loaded with salt (some stores seem to think salt=flavor…..hmmmm no!)

Bottom line.  This recipe is a guideline for a protein you may have on hand.  It’s a no brainer.  Also with the upcoming Turkey Feast upon us, it only seems fitting to have a couple good recipes you can count on to feed your people!  I am one of the crazy people who roasts a Turkey for our family Thanksgiving (held at Aunt Sara’s house) and makes a second one just for our house to make sure we have plenty of leftovers.  I have NEVER complained about too much leftover turkey.

pretty darn scrumptious soup!

pretty darned scrumptious soup!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 onion, diced

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 12-ounce can evaporated milk

4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

4 cups leftover cooked pork (shredded or cubed)

2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed (I use the low-sodium)

4 cups frozen corn, thawed

4 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (or store-bought, you will need to get 2 packets)

Splash hot sauce (optional)

Sour cream, for serving

Shredded Pepperjack cheese, for serving

Crushed tortilla chips, for serving

How to:

In a large Dutch oven melt your butter with your olive oil.  Add your onion and cook until soft and fragrant.  Add your flour and combine well with your onion, cook your flour mixture for about 2-3 minutes (this will remove the raw flour taste).  Add your evaporated milk and broth.  Bring to a gentle boil.  Add your pork, black beans, corn, taco seasoning, and splash of hot sauce.  Stir everything well, and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.  Serve, top with a spoonful of sour cream, shredded cheese, and crushed chips.

this is so easy it's almost unreal the amazing flavors you get from these simple ingredients

this is so easy! The amazing flavors you get from these simple ingredients is unreal

Other delicious topping ideas: fresh cilantro, diced avocado, a spoonful of salsa, diced jalapenos…the sky’s the limit!

time to get topping creative!

time to get topping creative!

Note: if you use the store-bought taco seasoning you may want to add a touch (about 1 teaspoon) of cumin.  It seems the store-bought stuff doesn’t have much cumin flavor.

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Other lovely recipes that work wonderfully with leftover turkey (or chicken or pork….you get the idea!)

Southwest Chicken Salad

with avocados...I know hard telling the difference but take my word for it.

this would be such a refreshing after Thanksgiving’s day dish!

Chicken and Corn Chowder

a little close up of the delicious chowder

so delicious!

Creamy Chicken Bundle Casserole

Perfect weeknight meal!  My kids love helping with meals like this.

Fast, easy and a definite crowd pleaser!

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Who doesn’t love CHILI?! OH MY WORD THIS IS SO GOOD!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Delicious Buffalo Dip

This is as delicious with turkey or pork!

Chicken Shells

feels and smells like my mom's cooking :)

thanks Mom for a great recipe!

Red Enchiladas

please, please do not judge this dish by this horrible pic...please

please, please do not judge this dish by this horrible pic…please

And finally my Sunshine’s favorite:

Sunshine’s Taco Soup

oh the possibilities :)

I could eat my weight in Taco Soup! YIKES!

Peace and I am a Turkey….gobble gobble….

Isabelle

2 thoughts on “Creamy Pork Taco Soup

  1. am so happy i finally tracked you down! was at a party the other night and the host had made stuffed peppers-Mexican style, he said-and they were terrific. host could not remember website so i have been trying for 2 hours to find you, and finally…..
    TA DA!!! do not want to lose you now! my husband is nagging me to please make the creamy pork soup!

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