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Posole: Pork and Hominy Soup

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It is a very filling soup that is easy to put together. The pork is soft and tender and the hominy adds to the texture of the soup. Next time you make carnitas, make extra and plan for a posole soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 whole Jalapeños, Seeded And Diced
  • 3 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1-½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 3 cups Cooked Pork, Like Carnitas
  • 1 cup Roasted Green Chilies (canned Or Fresh), Diced
  • ¼ cups Medium Green Salsa
  • 2 cans (15 Oz. Can) Hominy, Drained And Rinsed
  • Reserved Juices From Carnitas
  • 1 quart Chicken Stock
  • Tabasco Or Sriracha Sauce (optional)

Preparation

Melt butter over medium heat and add onion, garlic, jalapeno, and spices. Saute until veggies are soft.

Add vegetables in a slow cooker with pork, green chilies, salsa and hominy. Add reserved juices from the carnitas and stock to cover. Cover slow cooker and set on Low for 7 hours or High for 3 1/2 hours. Add tabasco or sriracha sauce to your taste and serve with desired garnishes.

If you prefer to do this stovetop, saute veggies as directed and combine everything in a large heavy pot. Bring the soup to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 2 hours until flavors are well combined.

Note: my carnitas recipe is also posted here at Tasty Kitchen, or you can head to my blog (The Noshery) for more details.

(Posole recipe adapted from Chaos In The Kitchen.)

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denise454 on 4.20.2010

I’m giving this 5 Mitts even though it was a little too much heat for me. That is easily modified. None of us knew too much about hominy … my DH and I may have had it once. DS had not. It was great! Very satisfying and a nice “break” using the leftovers from the Carnitas to prepare. I ended up using 2 jalapenos and the small can of green chilies. I couldn’t locate the roasted ones nor green salsa. I just used some chunky red medium that I had on hand.

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The Noshery on 3.17.2010

Yes it does freeze well. I have frozen it too for us since there are only two of us. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Ro on 3.8.2010

Delicious! All the textures and flavours came together perfectly. I made your carnitas yesterday, which was beyond spectacular as well! Be be making these two dishes regularly!
I’m wondering if this soup freezes well? I’d like to portion some of the batch I made today and freeze them for when a craving hits!

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baltrice on 3.7.2010

Had the posole tonight, and it was outstanding!! Right up on par with one of my favorites “chicken tomatillo posole”…Loved yours…used the left over carnitas and juice, and even mexican oregano. It was super good. I accidentally gave it a 4 mitt, instead of 5, when I hit the mittens, but meant to give it a 5. (don’t know how to redo it, I’m new here!) Thanks for a great recipe…

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feetofclay1678 on 3.3.2010

really tasty, good on day one, but even better the next day. absolutely fab with a dollop of sour cream on top!

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babskitchen on 7.20.2015

I’ve been making this recipe for several years now and never realized I didn’t leave a review for it. Simply said, it is fantastic! I make The Noshery’s carnita recipe one day, then use the leftover meat to make the pasole the next day. I make it exactly as is and love it!

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Kelly on 6.11.2015

Spicy and yummy!

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texasokie on 11.22.2014

I’ve made this several times and it is really great. I use leftover meat from the Fat Tire-Braised Carnitas (recipe here on TastyKitchen). I used to not like hominy but I’ve been converted!

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Sleepymommy on 5.11.2013

Made several times…very very good.

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missttcs99 on 12.1.2012

Best carnitas. Best posole. Every time I have a party and serve this soup, it’s a hit!

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