Friday, January 7, 2011


Posole is another of those recipes that everyone has a recipe for, from aunts to mothers to grandmothers and on. Billed as a curative or even preventative for hangovers, it's also one of the simplest soups ever (2 steps!) and the garnishes are only limited by your imagination.

Printable Recipe
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Serves 8

2 pounds boneless pork shoulder or loin cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cups canned hominy - rinsed and drained
5 cloves garlic - minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
6 cups water


thinly sliced radishes
shredded cabbage or lettuce
diced avocado
diced red onion
chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges

1. In a large heavy pot combine pork, hominy, cumin, oregano, salt and water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 1 1/2 hours or until pork is tender.
2. Serve in bowls topped with garnishes.

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