Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Serve with lime wedges, chopped onion, cilantro leaves, and sliced radish and cabbage, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Place chiles on a baking sheet; bake at 400° for 4 minutes or until dark. Cool; remove stems and seeds.

Step 3

Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan. Wipe drippings from pan; return pork to pan. Add broth and next 5 ingredients (through onion), scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add guajillo chiles and 1 tablespoon adobo sauce; reserve remaining chipotle chiles and sauce for another use. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until pork is tender.

Step 4

Remove chiles, onion, garlic, and 1 cup cooking liquid; place in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth; return to pan. Stir in hominy; cook 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

carolfitz's Review

kbayudan
October 02, 2011
Made on a cold & rainy afternoon. Prepped to recipe proportions with some changes to taste. Added 1 minced chipotle with the 1tbs adobo from the can. From another CL posole recipe, used 1/2c beer to deglaze, then returned meat to pan & let boil til beer almost gone. Used 1 box low-sodium broth (4c) and 2c water rather than half/half. Simmered two hours, lid off. Added a bit more salt with the hominy. Served with lime and avocado, radish, scallion toppings. Cheese quesadillas & beer. Very good.

kbayudan's Review

JaniceM1205
June 21, 2011
I love this recipe! I subsitute pasilla chiles (two) instead of the guajillos (sp). It's so easy to make and it's delicious! A little on the spicey side but my husband and I love it, so I make it about once a month or so.

mary12345's Review

leezhere
January 21, 2011
This was delicious!!! I used leftover slow-cooker carnitas that I had and 6 cups of chicken broth instead of 3 chicken broth and 3 water. Very tasty. Guests raved about it and asked for more. Lime definitely added a lot to the taste. I will make this again.

leezhere's Review

AMBlair
January 01, 2011
This is an excellent dish for warming inside & out on a cold winter evening. The spice level is perfect, smoky heat but not overwhelming. I followed the recipe as written, except I used thick boneless pork chops cut in 1/2" pieces. I also liked the suggestion of adding fresh lime juice at the very end. It needed nothing more than the suggested condiments (radishes, green onions, cilantro & lime wedges) & warm flour tortillas. Yum!

Ltoeat's Review

Ltoeat
December 21, 2010
I had something like this in Mexico and loved the salty spicy taste. I can only handle 1 chipotle chiles, so go easy and find your heat tolerance. 2-hour cooking time is too long, I used pork tenderloin which can cut cooking time down to 30 mins. Trim the fat off the meat well and you can skip the meat draining step. Also, I don't have time to roast the Guajillo chiles, just use one tiny can of roasted green chiles. I added two large red peppers to make it more nutritious. Pour water and broth to cover above 1 inch and add more if you like at the end. Great soup with lime juice added.

Bongosmom's Review

carolfitz
December 18, 2010
Awesome. Better the next day. I am making it with slow roasted pork shoulder I have left over this time. Great on a cold winter night.

AMBlair's Review

mary12345
November 28, 2010
Like the other reviewer, I recommend allowing the broth to reduce to both concentrate the flavor and decrease the amount of liquid (thus making more of a stew texture). I also added about 4 chipotles instead of one, but we like really spicy food in our house. Prior to blending, I removed two of the chipotles, but allowed the remaining two to be blended into the soup. To blend, I used my stick blender in the pot which was much easier than transferring the soup to my food processor. All in all, a fabulous soup that is great for this time of the year. I will make it frequently!

JaniceM1205's Review

Bongosmom
November 21, 2010
This is a pretty good, easy recipe. The 6 cups of liquid seemed a bit overwhelming to the amount of meat and hominy when I read the recipe. I cut back on the liquid and just used 2 cans of low sodium chicken broth. I added another teaspoon of cumin at the end of cooking to punch up the flavor. I would also suggest cooking with the lid off to allow for some reduction. A bit of acid like some lime juice might brighten up the flavors a bit before serving. I'll try that with the leftovers.