Posole: Pork and Hominy Soup

Posole: Pork and Hominy Soup 

  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked pork, like carnitas
  • 1 cup roasted green chilies (canned or fresh), diced
  • 1/4 cup green salsa, medium
  • 2 (15 oz) cans white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • juices from carnitas
  • 1 qt chicken or pork stock to cover
  • tabasco or sarachi sauce (optional)

Melt butter over medium heat and add onion, garlic, jalapeno, and spices. Saute until veggies are soft.

Add vegetables in a slow cooker with pork, green chilies, salsa and hominy. Add and reserved juices from the carnitas and stock to cover.  Cover slow cooker and set on LOW for 7 hours or HIGH for 3 1/2.   Add tabasco or sarachi sauce to your taste and serve with desired garnishes.

If you prefer to do this stovetop saute veggies as directed and combine everything into a large heavy pot.  Bring the soup to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cover, simmer for 2 hours until flavors are well combined.
 
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