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Posole is a traditional Mexican soup, which boasts exuberant flavors of hominy, chiles, pork shoulder, and corn tortillas. Top your bowl with cilantro and thinly sliced radish to make it a year-round favorite!

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 55 mins
Serves 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add chiles to pan; cook 1 minute or until toasted, turning occasionally. Place chiles in a medium bowl; add 3 cups boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain chiles; discard liquid. Place chiles in a blender. Add stock; blend until smooth. Set aside.

  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add half of pork to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Place browned pork on a plate. Repeat procedure with remaining pork.

  • Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add 1 1/2 cups onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add oregano, coriander, and cumin; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add reserved chile mixture, tomatoes, pork and accumulated juices, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, and cook, partially covered, 1 hour. Stir in hominy; simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes or until pork is tender.

  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss tortilla strips with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Spread strips on prepared baking sheet in a single layer; bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until strips are browned and crisp.

  • Place 1 cup stew in each of 8 bowls. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons radish and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Top servings with remaining onion and tortilla strips.

  • Brooklyn Brown Ale ABV 6%

  • Born in Brooklyn, this American brown ale's roasted malt flavor is the perfect complement for posole's savory browned pork. Its mild hoppiness dances with the lively flavors of radish and cilantro, and its subtle hints of stone fruit and chocolate add a degree of warmth to this quintessential Mexican comfort food.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; fat 12.6g; saturated fat 3.4g; mono fat 6.3g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 76mg; iron 3mg; sodium 520mg; calcium 55mg.