New Mexico Posole

New Mexico Posole

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  • 1

    lb. prepared posole or hominy, rinsed well

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 10

    cups water

  • ¼

    t oregano

  • 1

    lb. pork roast

  • 1

    t ground cumin

  • 5

    about 5 cups water or chicken broth

  • 3-6

    dried red chile pods, rinsed and crumbled

  • 2

    T salt


Method: Place posole/hominy and 10 cups water in large stewing pot. Bring mixture to a boil at high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 hours.* About 1 hour before the completion of the simmering, brown the pork in a large, heavy skillet on medium heat. Add the pork to the stewing pot with 5 cups water or broth and continue to cook on low heat until tender. Add remaining ingredients to posole and simmer for an additional 1 to 2 hours. Adust seasonings to taste. *Posole can be cooked in a pressure cooker for 45 minutes at 15 pounds pressure.


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