Thursday, September 2, 2010

Posole Recipe

There isn't really a set recipe for this posole, which is why I didn't post it in my initial posole post, but I will try to write it down as best as I can. You start with a pork shoulder. I usually get one around 1 1/2 lbs. The way you cook this is in a pan with salted water just covering it. I drop a few cloves of peeled garlic down in the boiling water with some oregano. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45ish minutes. Keep the broth, but skim off any foam on the top. After the meat has cooled, shred.

If you are feeling lazy, costco sells a great precooked pulled pork. It adds a slightly smoky flavor to the posole, but is great and makes the soup making process SO much easier.

In a pot cook a half/whole onion and two cloves of chopped garlic in a few tbsp of oil. When the onion begins to turn translucent add..
The pork
1 can of drained pinto beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 29 oz can of drained hominy
at least 1 tbsp of cumin, adjusted to taste
tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne
Salt to taste

When it is finished add grated cheese on top, and serve with a tortilla.
You can add more or less of anything until you find the way you like it. I have also added green chilies and it tasted delicious. It really is a delicious and healthy dinner, and the only thing I have ever eaten hominy in. ha.


  1. Thanks for sharing! This is in my future....with the pork you buy from Costco.

  2. Yum! This looks so good! So Tracy, how are you?? We love you guys. And secretly wish we could have hung out a lot more. :) Oh, on a random note, I found out in a really roundabout way that Cody served the same mission as Mike Hoggan, who just moved out of our ward. I was telling Paul how small the Mormon world is with that antecdote, and he said once he met Mike at church, he thought he reminded him of someone. And that someone was Cody he later realized! We love the Hoggans and we love you guys, so it's fitting.

  3. Everyone in the mission (natives, that is) thought we were brothers. Or should I say "hermanos." That's Spanish for brothers.

  4. You posted the recipe...Thanks! It sounds so yummy!