Traditionally a long-simmered stew, this Mexican-inspired stew is quick and easy, thanks to canned hominy. Searing the pork loin in the pot before making the stew gives you a great base of flavors so the stew seems as if it indeed simmered all afternoon. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with warm tortillas on the side. Yum, yum, yum.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season pork with salt and pepper.

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  • Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork in hot oil until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer pork to a plate and return pot to heat.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir onion and 2 tablespoons water in hot pot until water has evaporated and onion is soft and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, serrano peppers, cumin, and coriander; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Stir 2 cups water, chicken broth, and tomatoes into onion mixture. Whisk in cornmeal and bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring often; add hominy, pork, salt, and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and hominy mixture thickens, about 30 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 16.2g 33% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; sodium 748.3mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
I didn't have any of the ingredients so I had a bowl of ice cream! I'll do this again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
I didn't have any of the ingredients so I had a bowl of ice cream! I'll do this again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
This is a fabulous quick Posole recipe. I have spent much more time and not had nearly as good results with other recipes. I did make a few alterations and additions however. I used one each large poblano and jalapeno pepper in place of the serrano, also added 4 med coarse chopped tomatilloes. Used 3c. chicken stock to 1c water and substituted masa flour for corn meal by way of a slurry. To pump up flavor a bit I added a splash of Maggi seasoning and 1 tsp. of New Mexico Chile Powder as well as a splash of Tamari soy sauce to taste. I did give this an additional 30 min cook time with the pork going in for the last 30. I cut 6 tortillas into 1/4" strips and fried them for a topper then served with a dollop of Mex style sour cream, crumbled Queso Fresco and cilantro and lime for garnish. Will make this again and again! Happy cooking.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2013
Pretty solid recipe. My only recommendation would be to add the pork in much later in the process (maybe 5 minutes before you are done) or else it ends up very overcooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
I followed the recipe exactly except after cooking for 30 minutes I covered it and cooked it another 30 minutes. This made the pork more tender. Excellent recipe! Even better warmed up as leftovers. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2016
Very good. Only change I made was instead of corn meal I used 1/8 cup masa harana. Next time will add more hominy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2015
Yummy and Easy! I used only ingredients that I had in-house. I cooked a pork shoulder in the crock pot the night before. Substituted frozen corn for Hominy. Eliminated peppers cornmeal and water. Added quartered mushrooms (just because I had them). Added pork at end. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
Can't make posole any easier than this I did add some cumin to up the flavor profile a little. I liked the addition of cornmeal to make it a little thicker. The seniors loved this one Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2018
I often have a craving for Posole soup but have never found it on a Mexican restaurant menu. So have to fix it myself. This is an excelent recipe and easy to prepare. I did not have Serrano peppers in the garden so substituted Jalapenos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
I added more cumin and chicken broth added some chili powder substituted chilies for peppers and added frozen corn as well as the hominy. Very tasty soup! Read More