Iowa BBQ Soup (Pork & Corn)

With BBQ sauce, pork, corn & more, Iowa BBQ Soup is loaded with summer flavor. Perfect for tailgate parties, picnics or even a complete meal. With BBQ sauce, pork, corn & more, Iowa BBQ Soup is loaded with summer flavor. Perfect for tailgate parties, picnics or even a complete meal.

I didn’t set out to create a BBQ soup when I pulled out the big kettle.  But after the recipe I was making turned out… well, downright boring, I knew I needed to punch it up. 

The original fiasco happened right after a trip to Iowa where we ate lots of local BBQ, pork and corn.  Hmm, why not turn my disappointing corn chowder into a delicious BBQ Soup!  

With BBQ sauce, pork, corn & more, Iowa BBQ Soup is loaded with summer flavor. Perfect for tailgate parties, picnics or even a complete meal.

Originally published in 2016, I knew I had to repost this when my Sunday blogging group decided to do a yummy BBQ collection!

Step by Step Directions

With just a minimum of prep, the soup is easy and fool-proof.  You start by sautéing the ground pork

Then the vegetables.

Combine everything, add BBQ sauce, then enjoyWith BBQ sauce, pork, corn & more, Iowa BBQ Soup is loaded with summer flavor. Perfect for tailgate parties, picnics or even a complete meal.

How easy is that!

Tips and Notes

This soup is great way to use up a bountiful harvest of fresh corn but equally delicious (and even easier) with canned or frozen corn.

I freeze peppers whole and always have them available for last minute recipe requirements. It’s super easy, just drop into a zip loc bag, no blanching required.

Prep ingredients for Iowa BBQ Soup

Prep ingredients for Iowa BBQ Soup

A small bowl of this soup works beautifully as a first course.  But since it’s loaded with vegetables, meat and potatoes, it even works as a complete meal, especially with the addition or bread and/or salad.  

My husband (the carnivore) was pretty excited that this originally vegan soup now had meat.   I was ecstatic to have rescued a recipe and create a delicious new soup option! 

With BBQ sauce, pork, corn & more, Iowa BBQ Soup is loaded with summer flavor. Perfect for tailgate parties, picnics or even a complete meal.

Iowa BBQ Soup
Serves 8
Looking for a fun fall dish? How about this tasty Iowa BBQ Soup loaded with pork, corn, peppers & flavored with savory BBQ sauce.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
314 calories
32 g
53 g
13 g
19 g
5 g
382 g
726 g
11 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
382g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314
Calories from Fat 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 53mg
18%
Sodium 726mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
22%
Vitamin C
96%
Calcium
4%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb lean ground pork
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 large potato, diced
  5. 2 red bell peppers, diced
  6. 4 cups of corn (if using fresh, from about 5 large ears)
  7. 5 cups broth (vegetable or meat)
  8. ½ cup BBQ sauce
Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot, brown the ground pork. When cooked through, remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  2. Drain off all but about 1 tablespoon of the fat. Add the onion and sauté until tender. Add the garlic potato and diced red pepper and cook for another minute or two.
  3. Return the meat to the pan and add the corn and broth. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the BBQ sauce and serve.
beta
calories
314
fat
13g
protein
19g
carbs
32g
more
Art of Natural Living https://artofnaturalliving.com/

More BBQ Recipes:

We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you’re at it, follow our Pinterest board, too!

13 thoughts on “Iowa BBQ Soup (Pork & Corn)

    1. Inger Post author

      At least it’s a soup with some summer flair David. Though soon it will probably be the latest pumpkin soup, sigh…

  1. Ecca Anderson

    I will replace ground pork with beef… hmmm your BBQ Soup pic make me hungry.. hungryyy… : F

  2. Pingback: Eating Homemade Cherry BBQ Sauce with a Spoon - Art of Natural Living

    1. Inger Post author

      Wouldn’t say “Iowa” without corn :). Plus I love getting lots of veggies in a soup!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


css.php