This is a very flavorful stew. Easy prep, makes a lot, low calories for a decently sized serving. Great make ahead. It is great exactly as written, but it also stands up to any number of substitutions and variations. I, for example, use less broth, Rotel tomatoes, any chili powder, red pepper. I barely measure the liquid ingredients any more, just go by sight. Agree with reviewers that the broth could be thicker and more stew-like...my solution is removing about half a cup of the soup (without pork cubes) and pureeing it in a mini food processor. Then I add it back in. Thickens it right up. I usually add more heat by using the Rotel tomatoes and by using hot smoked paprika. This morning I saw habanero chilies at the market and I might chop one up and throw it in!
Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew
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- Calories: 300
- Fat: 8.3g
- Saturated fat: 2.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
- Protein: 28.9g
- Carbohydrate: 26.9g
- Fiber: 6.1g
- Cholesterol: 76mg
- Iron: 3.2mg
- Sodium: 523mg
- Calcium: 51mg
- 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (28-ounce) can hominy, drained
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; set 1 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture aside. Add pork to remaining spice mixture in bowl, tossing well to coat.
- 2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove pork from pan; set aside. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Return pork to pan. Add reserved 1 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture, broth, hominy, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes.
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