Pork Carnita Soup

My family loves pork carnitas, but it was a dreary and rainy day, so soup was the way to go.  This is a great recipe that is packed with flavor, though it isn’t the easiest recipe, it does have a few steps more than most soup recipes.


4 lb.  Carnita  Pork (pork shoulder cut into 1-2 inch pieces)


16 oz. Can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

6 oz. Tomato Paste

4 oz. Can Diced Green Chilies, drained

4 medium Tomatillos

2 Celery Stalks, diced small

2 Carrots, diced small

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 Red Onion, diced

2-3 T Fine Diced Fresh Cilantro

2tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Ancho Chili Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

6 C Chicken Broth

Cheese, Sour Cream or Avocado for serving


-Follow directions for how to cook meat, drain, reserve broth, and shred pork.

-Place tomatillos in food processor and blend.

-Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook low 6 hours.  Serve with your favorite toppings.  Enjoy!


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