Pozole means 'hominy' and is a traditional Mexican soup that used to have ritualistic significance. Make your own tasty Mexican stew at home with this recipe for Pozole. Made with pork meat, ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, corn and a host of spices, this soup is highly adjustable to personal taste. Typically pozole is served with a variety of toppings for each person to choose what they want to add to their bowl of stew. These toppings could include sliced radishes, cilantro, lime wedges, and shredded cheese.
- 1 kilogram pork
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 piece onion
- bay leaf
- 3 Ancho chilies (seeded and deveined)
- 2 guajillo chilies (seeded and deveined)
- corn kernels (precooked pozole)
- lettuce (shredded)
- radish (thinly sliced)
- red pepper flakes
- In a pressure cooker, add the pork meat, plenty of water, garlic, onion, bay leaf, and salt to taste. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove the cooker from the heat for 15 minutes to let the pressure come down slowly.
- Soak the Ancho chilies and Guajillo chilies in hot water for 10 minutes or until soft.
- In a blender, add the chilies, 2 cloves of garlic, and some of the liquid the meat has been cooked in. Puree until smooth.
- Boil the rest of the meat broth and add the chili sauce. Strain if desired.
- Add the corn kernels and more water as needed.
- Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the kernels pop open. Add more water if needed. Season with salt.
- Serve with lettuce, radish, lime juice, pepper flakes, and oregano.
PER SERVING *
|Calories350Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat140|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.