Left over Pork and Black Bean Taco Soup

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I made this today using some left over pork roast. You can adjust according to your own tastes. This soup will freeze well. Cooking time includes dry bean cooking. If using canned it should only take 20 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dry black beans, rinse and sort. Soak them in 6 cups of water. Simmer on medium for about 1 hour until tender. If using canned beans, place them in the pot with 4-5 cups of water.
  2. Chop onion. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT SALT.
  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes and salt to Taste.
  4. Garnish bowl with shredded cheese and sour cream.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a hidden gem of a recipe..so glad I tried it! I had about half of a cooked pork roast left and didn't really want BBQ sandwiches all week so when I found this, it seemed perfect. I used chicken stock and canned beans and cooked for about 45 min with a little masa harina so it was a nice thick soup. The leftovers probably won't make it to the freezer, but they might fill a few tortillas. This is the newest addition to my cookbook, thanks!

4 5

This is a great way to use up leftover pork. It has all the flavors of a good chili from the salsa, cumin, and chili powder, and lots of texture from the corn and beans. I used chicken stock instead of water, but otherwise made as written. I'd like it to be a tad bit thicker, but that's easily solved with a bit of cornstarch and water. Yummy!

Wow! I'm so glad I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for something to do with leftover pork roast! I served the soup with cheesy quesadillas and My teenaged boys loved it and said it filled them up (surprise). What a great, hearty soup for a weekday night! I will definately make this again.