Posole Stew


Posole Stew

Kay Ulibarri – Christ the Rock, Farmington, N.M.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Southwest
Servings 16


  • 1 lb lean pork shoulder
  • 2 lb frozen posole hominy
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp course red chile powder
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp salt


  • Cook the pork in a pressure cooker, with water to cover, for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce pressure under cold water. Open pot and add posole, lime juice, and chile.
  • Add water - about twice as much as the amount of posole.
  • Cook for 45 minutes under pressure.
  • Reduce pressure under cold water. 2. Remove the pork and cut up.
  • Put posole, pork, garlic, oregano, and salt in a large covered pot and simmer 1-3 hours, or until hominy kernels have burst and are soft but not mushy. Serve alone or as a side dish.


The cooking times are for higher altitude cooking. At lower altitudes, where the boiling point is higher, you may need to try shorter cooking times.