Posole Soup


Authentic Posole is made with the pig's head; the ears are the delicacy. This simple recipe uses more 'acceptable' ingredients.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 pounds pork loin

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • water to cover

  • 4 cups hominy

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • ½ cup shredded cabbage for garnish

  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded

  • 1 tablespoon onion

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the pork, salt and water to cover. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Allow to simmer for two hours, skimming foam as necessary.

  2. Remove from heat and take the bones out of the stock. Cool and de-fat the stock. Remove pork from bones and return meat to stock. Add the hominy and chili powder and simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes.

  3. Serve by placing soup in bowls. Each diner then adds their own cabbage, radishes, onion and lime juice to taste. Eat by dipping spoon deep down to bottom of bowl, lifting to bring up the meat, hominy, soup and layered vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

630 Calories
31g Fat
38g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 630
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 1686mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 78mg 388%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1237mg 26%

* 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.

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