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February 8, 2016

Easy Pozole - Pork and Hominy Soup

Pozole is usually made with a pork roast that has been slow-cooked until tender, then shredded and made into a soup, along with hominy and chilies. It's a hearty and delicious, albeit time-consuming recipe. This version uses ground pork, for a quick and easy soup very similar in taste, that you'll be able to have on the table in about 30 minutes.

Pozole, which means "hominy", is a traditional soup or stew from Mexico, made with, you guessed it, hominy, and meat, usually pork. Not sure what hominy is? Hominy is hulled corn from which the bran and germ have been removed by bleaching the kernels in a lye bath. It results in a deliciously chewy kernel, that has an almost creamy texture.

Delicious Pozole {Pork & Hominy Soup} ready to serve in 30 minutes! {Click to Tweet}

The simplicity of this recipe makes it an ideal weeknight meal, when time is short, but you want to feed your family a warm and tasty meal. Once you have the soup simmering, prep the toppings and in about 30 minutes supper is on the table. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, and served to a crowd. Fill a crockpot with the prepared soup, turn it to the "warm" setting, place a selection of toppings around the crockpot, and you have an amazing meal for a casual dinner party. (A list of suggested toppings can be found below).

Easy Pozole - Pork and Hominy Soup


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground pork
4 green onions, chopped (about 1/3 cup) (Regular onion may be substituted)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups vegetable broth (Chicken or beef broth may be substituted)
1 - 15-ounce can white hominy, rinsed and drained
1 - 7-ounce can diced green chilies
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste.


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add pork, onions and cumin and saute until pork is browned, about 5 - 7 minutes.
Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Pour in broth and hominy and stir to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. (About 20 minutes).
Stir in chilies and cilantro and simmer for another 2 minutes.
Taste for seasonings and serve with your choice of toppings. Good choices are chopped cilantro, onion, lettuce, cabbage, avocado slices, radishes, sour cream, lime wedges, and crushed tortilla chips.

Cooks note: This is a mild soup. If you'd like to spice it up a bit, add chili powder to taste.

Recipe adapted from: Bon Appetit

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  1. This looks delicious - I'll have to give it a try! Found you on the This is How We Roll link party.

  2. I love the flavors in pozole!! And quick is good! Would love to have you come share at the "What's for Dinner" linky party!

  3. Mmmm! This sounds amazing! I will definitely have to try this unique recipe :) Thanks!!

  4. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Tips and Tricks Link Party :)

  5. I absolutely love hominy! When we were growing up my mom would saute it in a bit of butter and add salt and pepper, so good, so simple. This soup sound exactly like something my family will love! I've saved it to add to my shopping list! And that avocado took it over the top! Delish!

    1. My mom used to do the same thing Nikki. Unfortunately I didn't appreciate hominy back then the way I do now. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. This looks delicious - love hominy and this sounds so delicious!

    1. It sure is Debra. I was never a fan of hominy until I became an adult, but now I love it.

  8. We had this last night...super easy and delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe Tracy. Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you. :)


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