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Pozole Rojo (Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew)

Rated as 4.5 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.

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.

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...