Pozole - Mexican Stew

Authentic Posole - Mexican Stew Recipe

Authentic Posole - This recipe for posole is truly perfection in a spoon. Cooking it slowly renders a deliciously savory and flavorful stew.

Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 259 kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 5-6 pound pork shoulder cut in large chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1 28 oz. can red chili sauce (Las Palmas) NOT Enchilada sauce
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 24 oz. cans hominy


  1. Add meat to a large Dutch oven (7 quart) and fill with water leaving a couple of inches from the top.

  2. Add bay leaf, salt, and garlic. Bring to a boil and continue to cook for 3-4 hours lowering the heat to prevent the water from boiling over. Add water if the water evaporates too quickly.

  3. When meat is tender and shreds easily add red chili sauce, chili powder and cumin. Break up meat into the bite size pieces (your preference).

  4. Add hominy and cook for an additional ½ hour to 40 minutes.

  5. Taste and add additional salt if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Posole - Mexican Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1021mg 43%
Potassium 613mg 18%
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 3%
Iron 13.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.