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Green Posole with Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausage 
Sep. 23, 2012 4:33 pm 
Updated: Oct. 11, 2012 12:48 pm

AllRecipes asked us to create a unique personal recipe using one of Al Fresco's All Natural Chicken Sausages.  I usually love creating new recipes and tweaking existing recipes.  It is all part of the fun.  But at first nothing was coming to me.  So I looked over the Al Fresco Recipes on at<  and on the Al Fresco web site at

I was originally thinking about making a cajun dish, but saw many cajun recipes already.  So then I thought I would try a mexican dish and saw many of the ones I was originally considering....enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, etc.   These had already been done.

I was looking for something flavorful, but easy enough to do on a weeknight.  So I decided on a soup.  They had some italian soup and stew recipes but no Mexican soup recipes and then I searched for Posole and Bingo!  No one had done a posole.  That is what I would do.  

Typically, the Posole (or AKA Pozole) mexican soup contains pork and hominy.  So making it with Al Fresco jalapeño chicken sausage and hominy would be a unique twist and would lighten and spice up the soup.  No, it won't be authentic since it is using chicken sausage instead of pork, but it will be easy, healthy, and delicious!  That is what I was looking for.

Also, for transparency, since Al Fresco is unavailable in my area, I had to substitute another jalapeño chicken sausage in this recipe.  However, by all means if you have access to the Al Fresco brand, give it a try.  

There are different types of posoles and I decided since I was using the chicken sausage to make it a green posole.  This typically includes tomatillos in the soup.  However, not everyone has access to tomatillos so I decided to use a prepared green salsa instead that hopefully will be easier for people to find in their grocery stores.  This would also simplify the recipe so it would be very easy to make on a weeknight.  Putting everything in a crockpot would make it easier still and enhance the flavor as it simmered all day.  And let me tell you it smelled fantastic while it was cooking.  The aroma of the sautéed jalapeño chicken sausage, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, green salsa, and hominy was out of this world as was the taste.  

Green Posole with Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausage<

Go ahead and give it a try!  It's easy, healthy, and delicious!



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Sep. 23, 2012 4:42 pm
Congratulations, my friend! You did it, made your own recipe! I have to admit, now that the temperature has dropped into the 80's, I'm thinking soup weather will be here soon! Beautiful picture, too!
Sep. 23, 2012 4:45 pm
Bibi, we can tell it is fall because it is below 95 degrees outside! ;-) This was actually a very light, flavorful soup. Not too heavy, which I liked. Thanks for stopping by, Bibi.
Sep. 23, 2012 4:49 pm
Nice job, OC! Very creative and healthy, too! :)
Sep. 23, 2012 4:56 pm
Nice job, OC! Creating you own recipe can be daunting! Looks delightful!! Great pic, too!
Sep. 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Disappearing posts, sorry! :)
Sep. 23, 2012 4:59 pm
Hi mickdee! Creating a recipe on request can be daunting. However, I have create new ones on the fly just by creating something with the pdantry items I have on hand. Those are sometimes the best ones. Thanks for stopping by mickdee!
Sep. 23, 2012 6:15 pm
Looks delicious! I know what you mean about being able to think up new recipes with what's on hand, but it is really hard when you HAVE to come up with one using a specific product. Well done!
Sep. 23, 2012 7:15 pm
Hi WD! Yes. I agree. It is different when you have to come up with something original using a specific product. However, I have enjoyed seeing what everyone has come up with. They are all different and so original. Thanks for stopping by.
Deb C 
Sep. 24, 2012 6:36 am
What a pretty dish. . . and looks very tasty!
Sep. 24, 2012 7:02 am
Pozole/Posole either way hands down my favorite soup. Saved the recipe and plan on making it. I'm still in awe with the photo you took with your phone.
Sep. 24, 2012 8:27 am
Beautiful photo and yummy recipe. Congrats on the great blog kid.
Sep. 24, 2012 9:58 am
Deb C. I liked your butternut squash recipes! Thanks for stopping by.
Sep. 24, 2012 10:04 am
bd.weld, I debated on which spelling to use because it seemed like it was 50/50 split based on what I saw online. I went with the "S" posole spelling, assuming that was the "Americanized" spelling. I'd be thrilled if you tried my recipe. Let me know what you think. I'm still in shock that the photo my blackberry took turned out so well. I took the picture the next morning and I think the morning light made a big difference.
Sep. 24, 2012 10:06 am
Thanks Mauigirl! I'm glad you stopped by my Occasional blog ;-). I hope you are doing well. Take care.
Sep. 25, 2012 4:44 am
Looks great! I saved the recipe and look forward to trying it.
Sep. 25, 2012 4:51 am
Hi AllieGeekPi, I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Sep. 25, 2012 4:59 am
Well OC, this sounds delish! I'll def be trying it soon! Way to go, girl!
Sep. 25, 2012 5:08 am
Hi belle, no time no "see" (I know because of me!). I have not been online as much because of taking care of my Mom this year. But hopefully I can be online more going forward. Give the soup a try! I hope you will like it. It smelled so good while it was cooking.
Sep. 25, 2012 5:09 am
That should be long time, no see.
Sep. 25, 2012 5:13 am
Gotcha! You won't regret being there for your mother. It is time so very well spent! And, for sure I'll try the soup. Sounds like something we'd love! Thanks!
Sep. 25, 2012 5:15 am
I love posole and this version sounds delicious. I am going to have to give it af try.
Sep. 25, 2012 5:18 am
Hi iceemama! It looks like we live in the same big city. We don't have Al Fresco down here, but I have found similar flavors of chicken sausage at HEB that I have used. Also, I just found out that Trader Joe's chicken sausage is actually Al Fresco. If you get a chance to go to the newly opened Trader Joe's in The Woodlands, they might had it.
Sep. 25, 2012 5:20 am
Thanks belle! You are right. i won't regret it, but it is a full time job in addition to my full time job. So it has kept me hopping. But she is worth it!
Sep. 25, 2012 5:59 am
I'm glad you posted on the Buzz, I missed this one and I love soup. I have never tried green salsa and wouldn't think I would care for it but your photo looks SO good!
Sep. 25, 2012 6:18 am
Hi Cat Hill! Thanks for stopping by. If you don't like green salsa, you could definitely use standard salsa, but then it would be a "red posole."
Sep. 25, 2012 7:30 am
Great job on the blog and posole sounds wonderful!
Sep. 25, 2012 8:50 am
Hi Ken! Thanks for visiting. Your recipe was one of the ones I was comparing when I was trying to determine what type of posole to make. It is on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for stopping by.
Sep. 26, 2012 9:42 am
Yummmm!!! This is such a great pic!
Sep. 26, 2012 12:57 pm
Thanks for letting me know about the sub. I know I don't care much for tomatillas so I wondered if I could use what I really like and still be ok with the recipe! Our cooler weather will give me a chance to experiment :)
Sep. 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Thank you jrbaker. I appreciate it.
Sep. 26, 2012 3:04 pm
Cat Hill, I am a big tweaker. So tweak away. It won't bother me. I'd be interested in what changes you made and how it turned out.
Oct. 8, 2012 7:08 pm
My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I'm a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can't believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do,
Oct. 11, 2012 12:48 pm
Beautiful pic, very mouthwatering!
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I am a working woman married to a wonderful man for over 20 years and mom to a yellow labrador retriever named Rosie. I took up cooking later in life to try to help my family to eat healthier.
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Growing up the kids generally did not participate in the cooking. My father did much of the cooking. Therefore, it was a lot of meat and potatoes. He made some excellent Texas style BBQ such as brisket and barbecue chicken.
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I have made several attempts to make desserts, such as cake, healthier and have not had as much luck with many of these. Whole cakes have gone in the trash after only one serving.
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