Traditional Posole

Traditional Posole

By: Taylor Mitchell


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!


Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. If using out Dried Hominy soak overnight in 8 cups of water. The next morning drain the water and rinse the hominy.
  2. Cube your pork shoulder into bit sized pieces and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Dig in! For a list of recommended toppings see below.

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