South Texas Pozole

"Pozole is one of the best known dishes of Mexico. Traditional pozole takes almost all day to cook but this version takes a little less time. The key to great pozole is slow simmering, this will allow the flavors to develop...."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add pork and cook, turning until browned on all sides.
  • Remove the pork with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add onion and garlic to the pan, cooking just until onion softenes.
  • Return pork to dutch oven and add the chicken broth, oregano, salt and chili.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 90 minutes.
  • Add hominy and cook for 15 more minutes.
  • Check seasonings and add more chile powder or salt according to taste.
  • Ladle into soup bowls.
  • Serve with hot corn tortillas and garishes.
  • GARNISHES: thinly sliced radishes, shredded lettuce, finely chopped onion, chopped cilantro, lime wedges.

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  1. Miss Louise
    OH MY GOSH this is so good, I LOVE IT! My husband is hispanic and loves menudo, but I can't stand it, so I was looking for a good substitute and this is IT! I make this recipe EVERY week now! I like to add an extra can of hominy too. Definately add the squirt of lime, chopped fresh onions and cilantro before serving, that really makes this even more delicioso! mmmmm YUM!
  2. Meli-Anne
    I used shredded chicken instead of pork and it turned out great. I made the chicken and set it aside and spooned the soup over it. I also added a couple of jalapenos and a little less chili powder and ended up adding about 2 cups of the broth (from the boiled chicken) to make a larger batch of the soup. A longer simmer time does make a difference. And don't forget the cilantro it gives that final touch. Loved it!
  3. Watosa
    Very easy and tasty. Will definitely make again. I did add cumin and a little dash a cayenne pepper. Thanks for the recipe.
  4. m0m7772
    I have made Pozole many times, but this is the ABSOLUTE best recipe!! I added a few cans of Hatch chopped green chiles to make it a bit more New Mexico style- it reminded me of the first bowl I ever tasted at the Kit Carson Cafe in Taos 30 years ago!! Thanks for sharing.
  5. BeansnRice
    My kids (who don't eat left-overs) not only ate this the night I made it but for breakfast AND lunch the next day. I was AMAZED!!



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