Land of Enchantment Posole Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds pork stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) hominy, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
- 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
- Tortilla strips, optional
- 1. In a Dutch oven, cook pork and onion in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the broth, hominy, chilies, jalapeno if desired, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper and cayenne.
- 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until meat is tender. Stir in cilantro. Serve with tortilla strips if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 430 calories, 29 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 1,266 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Reviews for Land of Enchantment Posole
"YUM. Excellent with chicken breast and broth rather than pork."
"Excellent! Followed the recipe exactly. Provided this for a church function and got great reviews."
"Since making this recipe exactly as printed is the best and only posole served in this house! Outstanding!!"
"This is the Posole I remember when I lived in Taos, NM 40 years ago. I tend to use bouillon cubes instead of broth, unless I have fresh. I really like to use fresh CHICKEN broth (or cubes). Additionally I use fresh chilis and or Anaheim chilies(instead of canned chilis) but add late to the cooking process so they don't 'disappear'. It sounds like I'm changing up the recipe but back then we used what we had and the spices for this recipe are spot on. My wife hates hominy but loves this soup especially with lots of garnish (but we substitute jicama for the radish)."
"Good recipe! I did add 1 - 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, and used low sodium beef broth, plus omitted the salt to make is lower in sodium."
"Our family loved this posole from the first time I made it! I double the recipe and I leave out the cayenne pepper-just a personal preference. We love to garnish with onions, cilantro and thinly sliced fried corn tortilla strips~so delicious!"
"We loved this! The only thing I changed was using the granulated beef boulion rather than the broth, and making it a second time with the liquid boxed broth, it was actually better with the granuals. I did used an extra can of hominy because I had it. Also...it's definitely better after a day or two."
"Really good, easy recipe. The whole family loved it!"
"I leave out the chips and add onion, radishes, and lettuce on the side. It's how my host mom from Mexico made it. :)"
"My husband is Mexican and when I first made this I was a little hesitant. Was it authentic? Well, honestly, I have no idea but we both LOVE it. I could make a double batch once a week and we wouldn't tire of it. We always crush handfuls of tortilla chips over the top or pour the soup over the chips. FANTASTIC!"
"This soup is so delicious. I first tried when the recipe came out in the soup issue of TOH. Easy easy and I modified the chilis because we can't take the "hot". So I only add one can of the green chilis and no jalapenos and it's just perfect. Made it for my grown son who HATES cilantro. Now he can eat his weight in it and he isn't a soup person. Made it for some of my husband's mexican employees. They all loved it. Said it tasted just like home and that they didn't want it any spicier than I made it. That in their culture, they added spice individually to taste. Interesting. Anyway, thanks a million for a true winner. I've probably made this 20 times in the past year and will undoubtedly make it many many more."