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Recipe for Spicy Pork Posole from On-Pan Cookbook for Men by Jon Bailey

Recipe for Spicy Pork Posole

There is a traditional Mexican dish called Posole that our family loves. In Mexican households, Posole (or Pozole as some spell it) is cooked in large quantities, using a big stew pot. This delicious “stew” is often served on special occasions, or as a big Sunday dinner. In our house, we love to enjoy posole pretty much anytime. As the weather turns chilly, this spicy and hearty dish becomes even more welcome. Our recipe for Spicy Pork Posole is a variation on the traditional Mexican theme.

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One-Pan Cookbook for Men by Jon Bailey available on Amazon.com
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In our recipe, I’ve created an easier approach that takes a few shortcuts so the dish can be prepared more quickly. Saving time and energy is essential at the end of a long day (particularly if you are working from home and also overseeing your kids in virtual classrooms at home too). Another thing I love about this recipe for Spicy Pork Posole? It stores easily for leftovers and you can also package it for freezing and enjoying later.

Bowl of Spicy Pork Posole topped with avocado, radish, cilantro, cabbage and sour cream
This recipe for Spicy Pork Posole is perfect for family dinner.

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Especially good on a chilly winter night, this dish is a traditional Mexican favorite in my home because it holds up well and can be easily reheated . You can even make a double the batch and store leftovers in individual airtight containers in the fridge or freezer for quick dinner on nights you can’t find the energy to cook.

man holding giant can of Juanita's brand Mexican-style Hominy
Hominy is an important ingredient in posole, although this can could feed an army.

Serves 4

Ingredients to Make This Recipe for Spicy Pork Posole

  • 2 cups shredded pork, pre-cooked (see our recipe for slow cooker carnitas!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 4-ounce can green chilis, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15-ounce can hominy, drained (or white corn kernels)
  • Salt and pepper
cubes of raw pork and onions ready to make carnitas in a crockpot
This recipe for carnitas is simply made in the crockpot.

Instructions to Make This Recipe for Spicy Pork Posole

  1. In a cast iron skillet, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 4 minutes until soft.
  2. Add flour, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, salt, black pepper and garlic. Stir continuously for 3 minutes as thick paste forms.
  3. Slowly add broth, stirring vigorously to combine ingredients.
  4. Add tomatoes and green chilis and bring mixture to a low boil to thicken. Stir in hominy.
  5. Mix in pork, stirring all ingredients to combine. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat and serve in bowls.

We like to serve this recipe for Spicy Pork Posole topped with a squeeze of lime juice, chopped cilantro, sliced radishes, cubed avocado, shredded cabbage and a dollop of sour cream for extra flavor.

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plate with fresh cilantro, lime, radish and cabbage to top Spicy Pork Posole recipe
Half the fun of this recipe for Spicy Pork Posole are the toppings!

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Recipe for Spicy Pork Posole from On-Pan Cookbook for Men by Jon Bailey
Top your bowl of Spicy Pork Posole with a squeeze of lime and a variety of toppings.
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