Love the slow cooker tortilla soup recipe on this site, but wanted another good soup for those cold days. This looked like a great alternative. Sometimes all of the changes in the reviews make my head spin, so I made this almost as written to build my opinion. We really liked this. A thicker, spicier alternative to the tortilla soup's brothy consistency. I thought hominy was supposed to be corn-like, but found it to be almost more like a potato. A perfect mix with the pork (although chicken would be great too). The main thing I strongly recommend everyone do is use chicken broth instead of water. It's an easy change but makes soup so much better (if you haven't used chicken base, it will change your life). I poured in about 2 1/2 cups. I think pouring to the top would be too much. I used Old El Paso medium enchilada sauce, and it was excellent. However, after reading so many "too hot" reviews with medium sauce, I left out the cayenne. Even though I like it hot, I'm glad I left out the cayenne for my wife and daughter. Still had a good bite, but the cayenne would have been too much for them. Depending on your preference, I think maybe one more can of hominy would be fine. You can start with 2, and decide close to the end if you want to add another. Lime wedges, shredded cabbage and chopped onion are a must. Thinly slice radish is nice too. Traditionally, you serve the pazole, and have bowls of garnish for people to add as they like. Yummy!
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Love the slow cooker tortilla soup recipe on this site, but wanted another good soup for those...