Beef Puchero (A Mexican Stew With Hominy & Vegetables)

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-15




  • Slow method for Large Groups:
  • In large stockpot,add beef, veal and knuckle bone. (ask butcher to save you one).
  • Fill with cold water just to cover, no more.
  • Add salt, cumin and chili powder.
  • Cover and cook to a boil for 10 minutes.
  • Skim the white scum from water.
  • Add tomatoes and hominy to stockpot with juices. Add sugar. Stir.
  • In old clean pillowcase or cheescloth bag, layer the vegetables in the order given, starting with corn ending with chili peppers.
  • Take one lemon half, squeeze the juice out, as much as you can get, place the lemon cut side down.Add the apple slices and squeeze juice from other lemon half.Pul the lemon half in the sack. Close the sack with twist tie or string.
  • Simmer on low heat for 3 hours.
  • Dump out the vegies on a large platter and cut in serving pieces.
  • Serve meat and juice in a large tureen.
  • Serve with tortillas, mexican hot chocolate or beer.
  • Fast method:
  • Place everything in a pressure cooker except the apple slices. Cook at 15 pounds pressure for 20 minutes. Take off burner and let steam decrease. After pressure is gone, release lid, and spoon out vegetables on platter, serve meat and broth in a tureen.