Hearty Smokehouse Noodle Soup with Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken
Smokehouse Noodle Soup
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Carrots
- 2 Stalks Celery
- 1 Small to Medium Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 8 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Thyme
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 8 Oz Dry Shell Noodles
- 1 1/2-2 Cups Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken
- 1 Can Corn
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Parsley
- In a soup pot on medium heat, melt the butter. Chop the carrots into round slices. Finely dice the onion. Mince or finely chop the garlic. Chop the celery into half moon chunks. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, and celery to the pot with the butter. Cook the veggies in the butter until the onion starts to become translucent.
- Add 8 cups of broth, and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender. Add the pepper, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, and noodles. Let boil for 10 more minutes, or until the noodles are cooked.
- Add the lemon juice, parsley, corn, and pork. Let boil for 2 more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. I usually add about 1 tsp or so of kosher salt. Enjoy!
I am not a soup person, but this recipe might have just converted me. Chicken noodle soup is great and all, but it always just seems to be missing something for me. One day I had some leftover pulled pork in the fridge, and I just had to do something with it. Normally I will do nachos, a quesadilla, a salad, or just a sandwich. It was a cold day, so something told me that I needed to make soup. Weird, right?
I have had leftover turkey in soup before, so I knew this could be easily done. Homemade soups aren’t tough to make. All you need to do is elevate a broth. The ingredients in this soup combine for an explosion of flavor. You can put chicken, pork, or beef in this recipe. If you go with the chicken, or pork route, you are going to want to lean towards a chicken, pork, or veggie broth. I usually go with chicken broth. If you want to use something like brisket, you can switch it up for a beef broth instead. Either way works!
I am a huge fan of corn, and I knew it was an ingredient I needed to add to really make this soup great. The other ingredients are pretty standard for a chicken noodle soup, but taste even better with the addition of smoky flavors. Fire up the stove, and enjoy!