Mexican Posole Stew


This Mexican pork stew can be served without the pork rinds and pigs' feet, if desired, but it will not be authentic. Posole may be served as a main dish with tortillas or crackers. Posole can be found in the meat section if it is available in your area. If not available, hominy can be substituted in the same quantities but no rinsing or pre-cooking is needed. Add red chili sauce and leave the seeds in the peppers for a hotter/spicier taste. You can also add one can of tomatoes to enhance the flavor of the stew.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
12 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin, cubed

  • 8 ounces fried pork skins

  • 2 pig's feet

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans white hominy, drained

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 4 dried hot red chile pepper pods, seeded and diced


  1. Place meat, pork rinds, and pork shanks in a large kettle and add about 5 quarts of water or enough to cover meat. Add approximately 1 tablespoon salt and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Remove excess grease and set aside. Reserve liquid.

  3. Wash the posole very carefully until the water is clear so as to remove lime from kernels. Put in large kettle and cover with water. Boil until posole has popped.

  4. Mix meat, posole, rind, and shanks or pigs' feet. Add oregano, garlic, onion, and chile pods. Let simmer for about 1/2 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
20g Fat
15g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1149mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 432mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.