Posole

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Sherry Blizzard

By
@akflurry

A family tradition I cherish is the making and eating of Posole on New Year's Eve. Posole and chile are treasures that I can't get in Alaska, so it is even more valuable to me. Posole is the ultimate in comfort food. I can't, and won't, take credit for the recipe. It is found on the back of the Bueno Posole bag. My mother uses this recipe and why mess with perfection? I do, however, add a 1 oz. package of Lowe's Green Menudo Mix (you can use Mexican oregano instead). Contrary to popular belief, posole is not just HOMINY but lime-soaked corn.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
15-20
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
8 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 7
    bueno dried red chile pods (stems and seeds removed)
  • 6
    pigs feet (i didn't have any, and this is optional)
  • 6 qt
    water
  • 1 lb
    lean pork meat, bite-sized
  • 1 lb
    lean beef stew meat (i used moose just because i had it available))
  • 1
    2 lb. package bueno posole (frozen)
  • 2 medium
    onions, diced
  • 6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 4 tsp
    granulated garlic (use only granulated--not garlic powder)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    salt
  • 1
    14 oz container red chile
  • 1 oz
    bag green menudo mix or 2 tbsp mexican oregano

How to Make Posole

Step-by-Step

  1. I find it easiest to put everything in a large crockpot and let it cook all day or all night but I am posting the directions as written on the bag.
  2. Place chile pods, pigs' feet and 3 qts. water in an extra large (12 qt) pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 1 hour over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. Add pork and stew meat (including bones if any), posole and 3 more qts. water to pot. Bring to a slow boil. Cover and cook for 30 minutes over low to medium heat.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a slow boil. Cover and cook for 1 hour over low to medium heat, allowing flavors to blend.

    Serve with warm tortillas.

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About Posole

Course/Dish: Beef Other Soups Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican



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