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Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Enjoy the mixture of spices in this Mexican soup. Top Posole with radishes and tortilla chips for color and texture.
10 servings


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1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast
2 cups chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can low-salt beef broth
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 (15.5-ounce) cans golden hominy, drained
1 1/4 cups shredded Boston lettuce
2/3 cup unsalted baked tortilla chips
2/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
2/3 cup thinly sliced radishes


Combine 1 teaspoon salt, paprika, and pepper. Trim fat from pork. Cut pork into 2-inch pieces; trim any additional fat. Combine pork and paprika mixture, tossing well to coat.

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove pork from pan. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Return pork to pan; stir in water and next 7 ingredients (water through chicken broth).

Remove 1 large chile and 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Remove seeds from chile; finely chop. Stir chile and adobo sauce into pork mixture. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until pork is tender. Remove pork from pan using a slotted spoon; place pork in a large bowl. Shred pork using 2 forks. Add tomato mixture to pork in bowl. Let cool to room temperature; cover and chill overnight.

Skim solidified fat from surface of stew. Combine the stew, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and hominy in a large Dutch oven, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Ladle 1 cup stew into each of 10 bowls; top each with about 2 tablespoons of lettuce, about 1 tablespoon of chips, about 1 tablespoon of cilantro, and about 1 tablespoon of radishes.

Created date

February 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 321
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 9.6 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 22.5 g
Carbohydrate 36.1 g
Fiber 5.1 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 952 mg
Calcium 88 mg