The traditional Mexican dish in the red version: pork and hominy in a thick broth colored and flavored with guajillo chiles. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place hominy in a large pot; cover with water. Add 1 head garlic and salt to taste. Cook over medium heat for 2 hours.

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  • Place pork shoulder, pork loin, and pork neck bones in the hominy mixture and cook until meat is tender and cooked through, about 1 hour.

  • Place tomato and guajillo chiles in a pot and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cook until chiles have softened, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Place tomato and chiles with salt, 1 clove garlic, oregano, and cumin in a blender; add 2 cups water. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and set chile sauce aside.

  • Transfer pork to a work surface and shred with 2 forks. Discard the pork bones.

  • Pour chile sauce into hominy mixture; bring to a boil. Return shredded pork to pot. Simmer pozole until flavors have blended, about 3 minutes.

  • Ladle pozole into serving bowls and top with lettuce and onion and serve lime wedge on the side.

Cook's Note:

This dish requires different cuts of pork: shoulder, loin, and leg. It's important to have both lean and fatty cuts.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; 17.2 g total fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 517 mg sodium. 35.3 g carbohydrates; 29.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2017
This Pozole was pretty much authentic and very tasty. The reason I am giving it 4 stars is because of step # 1. The canned hominy is pre cooked so there is no need to cook it for two hours. You will wind up with mush if you do. So I completely skipped step # 1. I cooked the pork meat for 1 hour added the canned hominy brought it to a boil once again then simmered for 20 minutes. Cooked to perfection. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2018
This was my first time making the soup. I modified it by using chicken breast and added lots of toppings. It was good but I did miss the original pork flavor. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2017
This Pozole was pretty much authentic and very tasty. The reason I am giving it 4 stars is because of step # 1. The canned hominy is pre cooked so there is no need to cook it for two hours. You will wind up with mush if you do. So I completely skipped step # 1. I cooked the pork meat for 1 hour added the canned hominy brought it to a boil once again then simmered for 20 minutes. Cooked to perfection. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2017
This Pozole was pretty much authentic and very tasty. The reason I am giving it 4 stars is because of step # 1. The canned hominy is pre cooked so there is no need to cook it for two hours. You will wind up with mush if you do. So I completely skipped step # 1. I cooked the pork meat for 1 hour added the canned hominy brought it to a boil once again then simmered for 20 minutes. Cooked to perfection. Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2018
This was my first time making the soup. I modified it by using chicken breast and added lots of toppings. It was good but I did miss the original pork flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2020
This is a really good base but requires quite a few modifications to be made flavorful. After I added 1/2 cup fresh cilantro 3/4 tsp cumin 3/4 tsp oregano 1 tsp chili powder and 1 diced onion it was much better. I intend to double the hominy next time as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2017
Ohhhh myyyyyy Gaaaaaawd! This is so good especially today as leftovers! I used shredded chicken instead of pork and boiled the hominy in chicken broth instead of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
This was awesome! My husband loved it and he doesn't like Mexican soup's other than meatball soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2018
Love this soup so much. I added a can of hominy and cooked the recommended time as I rather like the cooked in flavor it lends but I also add the rest about 45 minutes before serving and let it cook. I prefer the red Pozole 100% of the time. Yummm Read More