This soup is a tradition in my family. We usually eat this wonderful spicy stew every Sunday afternoon after church. Warning, this soup can be really spicy, use caution when adding chile. Enjoy!

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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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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add diced pork, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until evenly browned.

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  • Transfer pork to a large pot. Stir in hominy and 3 cups water. Cook over medium heat for 1 hour.

  • While pork and hominy are cooking, place chiles in a small saucepan with 2 cups water. Boil for 45 minutes, covered. Drain, and remove stems. Place chiles in a blender with 1/4 cup water, onion, and garlic. Blend until smooth (you may still see seeds). Set aside.

  • Serve pork and hominy soup in bowls, garnished with lime juice, cilantro, cabbage. For spicy soup, stir one teaspoon of chile into each bowl of soup.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; 13.5 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. 39.4 g carbohydrates; 29.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2004
Pozole!!! nice. I like the other suggestion using broth insetad of water - and I also like using dry hominy instead of canned if you have the time - don't add peppers or salty spices if you are preparing for dry - but a bit of garlic Cumin and some dried coriander gives the hominy a great flavour. And then you can top it off in the final preparation with fresh coriander and as much pepper as you like - Poblanos give a nice smokey flavour and if you mash a bit of harmony it thickens the broth. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2005
I used a can of low sodium chicken broth and the rest water. Otherwise followed the recipe. I didn't add any chili mixture to my bowl. I'm wondering if the Chili heat keeps one from realizing that the stew has no flavor! I didn't even finish the bowl I served myself. Just no flavor. If my husband wasn't willing to eat the rest of the stew I'd throw it away. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2004
Pozole!!! nice. I like the other suggestion using broth insetad of water - and I also like using dry hominy instead of canned if you have the time - don't add peppers or salty spices if you are preparing for dry - but a bit of garlic Cumin and some dried coriander gives the hominy a great flavour. And then you can top it off in the final preparation with fresh coriander and as much pepper as you like - Poblanos give a nice smokey flavour and if you mash a bit of harmony it thickens the broth. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2004
Pozole!!! nice. I like the other suggestion using broth insetad of water - and I also like using dry hominy instead of canned if you have the time - don't add peppers or salty spices if you are preparing for dry - but a bit of garlic Cumin and some dried coriander gives the hominy a great flavour. And then you can top it off in the final preparation with fresh coriander and as much pepper as you like - Poblanos give a nice smokey flavour and if you mash a bit of harmony it thickens the broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
USED CHICKEN BROTH INSTEAD OF WATER AND ADDED NO PEPPERS...VERY GOOD Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2004
Wonderful! I made this in the crock pot and it was a great success. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2005
awesome Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2005
I used a can of low sodium chicken broth and the rest water. Otherwise followed the recipe. I didn't add any chili mixture to my bowl. I'm wondering if the Chili heat keeps one from realizing that the stew has no flavor! I didn't even finish the bowl I served myself. Just no flavor. If my husband wasn't willing to eat the rest of the stew I'd throw it away. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
I did slightly alter this recipe on the advice of other reviewers. I used broth instead of water and overall I added less liquid than the recipe called for. I served the pork/hominy mixture in bowls and served the tortillas cabbage limes sour cream and arbol mixture on the side. We took the pork/hominy out of the bowls and made tacos then the broth was like a dipping sauce. I would give this recipe 6 stars if it were possible! For those who say that this recipe has no flavor you must have done something wrong. Don't skip the arbols it's a must! Thank you for a lovely recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
my first post. I had no hominy so I subded dry medium barley 2 1/2 cups worth. First toast barley in hot lg soup pot till it starts to smoke reserve. add 3 tbs veg oil same pot and return to stove. Add meat onions fry till clear. add 4 cups veg broth and 2 cups frozen veg. bring to boil turn to low and cover. 45 minets Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
SO good and easy! One of my favorites for casual entertaining since everyone gets to fix up their bowls to their own liking by adding how much lime cilantro cabbage and spice they want! I have to double the recipe and there's still never leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2011
Very yummy!!! Topped off with onion cabbage radishes and lots of fresh lime juice! Read More
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