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Pozole Rojo (Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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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3 h 53 m servings 408
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place hominy in a large pot; cover with water. Add 1 head garlic and salt to taste. Cook over medium heat for 2 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Transfer pork to a work surface and shred with 2 forks. Discard the pork bones.
  6. Pour chile sauce into hominy mixture; bring to a boil. Return shredded pork to pot. Simmer pozole until flavors have blended, about 3 minutes.
  7. 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

Per Serving: 408 calories; 17.2 35.3 29.8 81 517 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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.

This was awesome! My husband loved it and he doesn't like Mexican soup's other than meatball soup.

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...

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.