Easy Mexican Pork Pozole Recipe

This Easy Mexican Pork Pozole Recipe is not only very easy to make it’s also doggone delicious. I like to serve it with some refried beans and tortillas for what I consider a Mexican meal!

Easy Mexican Pork Pozole Recipe

Note: Sometimes you’ll see this recipe for pozole spelled “posole” but it’s the same dish!

What is Pozole?

Pozole means “hominy”. It’s also a traditional soup from Mexico and is typical of many Mexican states. It’s made with hominy and most always includes meat. Although it’s pork most often it can be any meat.

It’s typically seasoned with chile peppers, onion, garlic, and sometimes salsa or limes.

Pozole is frequently served as a celebratory dish throughout Mexico and by Mexican communities outside Mexico.

Easy Mexican Pork Pozole Recipe

This recipe for pozole does use pork. It may not be an authentic Mexican pozole but it should be close. At any rate it’s doggone good and definitely worth a try in your kitchen. Who knows, it may just a place in your permanent recipe file!

Easy Mexican Pork Pozole Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
A delicious combination of pork and hominy along with Mexican spices and flavorings. The soup is simmered in chicken stock with a strong hint of ancho chile powder. 
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10
Calories: 248 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 ⁄2onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork cubed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano Mexican if possible
  • 2 tablespoons chile powder ancho powder
  • 3 -4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 30 ounce can white hominy, drained
  • salt and black pepper
  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until clear and soft. Add the pork and sear. Add broth. Simmer until tender. (Depends on cut.).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 30 more minutes.
  3. Add the broth or water for the consistency desired. Traditionally, it's soup, but I like it thicker – stew-like.
  4. Salt and pepper at the end to taste.
  5. Serve with cornbread or tortillas.
Recipe Notes

Chile Powder is not a mix, but powdered roasted dried chiles. I use a mix of anchos, pasillas, and guajillas that I roast and grind myself, but ancho chile powder is usually easy to find in the spice section.


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