Saturday, December 13, 2008


Pozole, posole... however you spell it, Pozole is "muy delicioso!"

Pozole is a Mexican stew. Pork and hominy stew to be a little more precise. Now don't run off! Its really very good! And it lacks the somewhat questionable ingredients of some other Mexican stews/soups. No tripas in here! Just good eating stuff!

Here is how I make my pozole:

I buy a good sized pork roast, cook it in the crock pot, and we have it for supper one night. The next day I use the leftovers to make pozole!

Saute 1 onion, and quite a bit of garlic. Add 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce*. You will want to mince the pepper a bit. Add about 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. cumin, and salt and pepper. Add about 2 pounds of the meat, cut up. Add more garlic. Add 1 can rotel (hot, regular or mild to your taste) 1 good sized can green chilis or a couple small ones, and 4 cups chicken broth. Now add 1 large can white hominy. Simmer a bit, then eat up!

There are many garnishes suggested for pozole, chopped onions, cabbage, many others. I haven't tried it that way yet, I think its complete just like it is.

*these are smoked jalapeno peppers in a rich tomato sauce. They are canned and should be in the Mexican section of your Walmart. You will only use a small part of a can for this recipe. The rest can be frozen by individual portions on waxed paper and then bagged for later use.

Try it, you'l like it!

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