"This Mexican pork stew can be served without the pork rinds and pigs' feet, if desired, but it will not be authentic. Posole may be served as a main dish with tortillas or crackers. Posole can be found in the meat section if it is available in your area. If not available, hominy can be substituted in the same quantities but no rinsing or pre-cooking is needed. Add red chili sauce and leave the seeds in the peppers for a hotter/spicier taste. You can also add one can of tomatoes to enhance the flavor of the stew." — MARBALET
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boneless pork loin, cubed
fried pork skins
2 (15 ounce) cans
white hominy, drained
dried hot red chile pepper pods, seeded and diced
As I native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, I can authenticate this recipe. My mother prepared posole every year for New Year's Day, and her posole was very similar to this recipe. The pork rinds and feet make it authentic, but you can omit these ingredients for ease of preparation. If you have trouble finding red chili, try www.buenofoods.com - a popular New Mexico Chili retailer. My mother made a huge batch of milder posole, but served extra red chili sauce on the side so people could adjust the spicyiness to their taste. You can also slow-cook posole in a large crockpot for 6-8 hours until the porkloin falls apart. Posole is sooo good on a cold winter's day. If you love spicy food, chili or the unique flavor of red chili, you should try this dish.
the rciepe calls for canned hominy then gives directions for fresh hominy that you have to cook till it pops. If you use the canned you do not have to cook it till it pops. It is already cooked. You can use eithe, the fresh tastes better, but takes longer.
We have revised the ingredient “4 fresh red chile pepper” to "4 dried hot red chile pepper pods, seeded and diced” to accurately reflect the ingredient as listed in the original submission.
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Excellent posole! Like the other reviewers, I didn't know what kind of chilies would work so I used what I had -- dried Guajillo peppers. I bought a bag of them at the grocery store and they've worked wonderfully for many recipes. I have used 6 and it worked -- just make sure that you remove the seeds because they stay "crunchy" and HOT in this recipe. Also, try to use "Mexican oregano" if you can find it. I am going to add a small tin of green chilies next time I make this for extra zing.
I cooked this for my my fiance and his uncle because their from mexico they thought I was crazy for trying. But they were very impressed with me they loved it so much they ate it breakfast luch and dinner until it was completely gone. This is a very authentic dish. I served it with tortillas, chopped onions, cilantro, and lime wedges. Also I would definetely add the can of tomatoes for flavor.
As a native of Ireland, I can't authenticate this recipe! Ha! Now having said that, I loved the strong pork flavour this stew had. I thought it was fantastic. The only qualm I had was that they did not specify the type of chili. I used anchos, and felt it was not hot enough. Other than that, this was amazing. It will also convert people who normally don't eat grubeen (pig's feet), as it imparts much of the amazingly unctious flavour found here!
Wonderful dish for a cold day or any day! I added a small can of El Pato sauce instead of the tomatoes and omitted the feet. Also I blended a cup of the hominy with the softened chilies and garlic and added it to the soup. I topped it with shredded cabbage, lime, onions and ate it with tortillas...YUMMY!
I love posole! I use the dried chiles, and added a couple bay leaves also. Top with cilantro, limes, onion, lettuce, and of course hot sauce! Yummy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Posole Stew
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 181
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