Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a hearty main course soup. It's easy to stretch with more broth and/or veggies. It's so simple, quick and flavorful. Even my three-year-old grandson likes it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add several tablespoons of powdered broth (to your taste) to boiling water.
  2. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Add Textured vegetable protein chunks.
  4. Cover and remove from heat.
  5. Let the chunks absorb the liquid while you prepare the rest of the soup.
  6. In a large soup pot, saute onion until soft.
  7. Add garlic and continue sauteing until fragrance is released.
  8. Add chili powder to sauteed vegetables and mix well.
  9. Add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  10. Stir in chilies, hominy and tomatoes.
  11. Add Textured vegetable protein chunks and additional broth powder to taste.
  12. Simmer for 10-20 minutes to blend flavors.
  13. Add fresh cilantro to bowl (Some folks don't care for the taste).
  14. Add a squirt of lime juice to taste.
  15. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

This posole got rave reviews from my book group, and they are a bunch of great cooks! I left out the TVP and put in Soyrizo (soy chorizo) instead, which spiced it up a bit. Also used all veggie broth instead of water/broth powder. Everyone wanted the recipe.

caroliek January 13, 2011

This is delicious! I didn't have any TVP so I used some frozen sausage-style vegetarian burger crumbles and reduced the water. Also left out the cilantro 'cause I don't like it. The hominy has such a wonderful texture that works really well in this soup. I served it with homemade vegan cornbread and it made for a rich, spicy, hearty meal. I will definitely make this again.

Muppetcow December 06, 2010

I halved the recipe and still had enough for three meals for two. I added some baby broccolini and found I had no garlic (!!!) but it was still delicious. Wonderful recipe - thanks so much!

pamby March 13, 2008