By: Taylor Mitchell
Traditional New Mexican Posole
No Christmas or New Year's celebration in New Mexico is complete without three things; Tamales, Biscochos, and Posole (Non New Mexicans may spell it Pozole)! Now tamales and biscochos are an absolute labor of love that take a ton of time and work. Posole is easy to make, it just take's some time...
So let's get to it!
- 1lbs of Hominy (Also sometimes called Posole. I know it's confusing)
- 1 Jar of our Fresh Chile Co Pure Red Sauce
- 1lbs-1.5lbs Pork Shoulder (My mom always made it with Pork Tenderloin)
- 1 Clove of Chopped Garlic
- 1/2 Cup of Chopped Onion (About 1 Small Onion)
- 3 Tbs of our Posole Seasoning (Salt, Garlic, Onion, Ground Cumin, and Oregano
- 1 Tsp of Salt
- If using out Dried Hominy soak overnight in 8 cups of water. The next morning drain the water and rinse the hominy.
- Cube your pork shoulder into bit sized pieces and set aside.
- Bring hominy and 8 cups of water to a boil in a large covered stock pot. If you didn't soak your hominy for long enough you may need to add an additional 1-2 cups of water. The hominy will boil for 2 hours.
- While your hominy is cooking away brown your pork shoulder. Once browned add a jar of our Fresh Chile Co Pure Red Sauce, chopped onion, and chopped garlic. Cook until the pork is done.
- After 2 hours add your pork and red sauce to the stock pot. At this time you will also add the 3Tbs of our Posole Seasoning and the 1 Tsp of Salt. Cook at a simmer for an additional hour.
- Dig in! For a list of recommended toppings see below.
Products Used In This Recipe
Tips and Tricks
- I prefer to use out Fresh Chile Co Pure Hatch Red Chile Sauce which is a bit sweeter than our Traditional Fresh Chile Co Hatch Red Chile Sauce. If you were raised on red sauce made from dried chile I would go with our Traditional Hatch Red Chile Sauce.
- Start soaking your hominy right when you wake up! That way it is ready to use when dinner time rolls around.
- Posole freezes like a dream! Don't be afraid to double the recipe above so you have plenty to freeze for leftovers.
- Shredded Cheese
- Shredded Cabbage
- Diced Onion
- Sliced Radish