I don’t know what I would do without my crock pot.
It’s a life-saver for days when I’m running kids around and schedules are crazy in the evenings.
This year I’ve been experimenting with some different and unexpected slow cooker recipes. I love traditional Posole. And I thought there would be a way to make a Posole recipe in the crock pot.
In case you haven’t heard of Posole —
Pozole (Nahuatl: pozolli po’solːi (help·info)), which means “foamy”; variant spellings: pozolé, pozolli, or more commonly in the U.S. –posole) is a traditional pre-Columbian soup or stew from Mexico, which once had ritual significance. Pozole was mentioned in Fray Bernardino de Sahagún‘s “General History of the Things of New Spain” circa 1500. It is made from nixtamalized cacahuazintle maize, with meat, usuallypork, chicken, turkey, pork rinds, chili peppers, and other seasonings and garnish. (fromWickipedia)
This Posole recipe is a really mild and yummy version. My kids loved it.
**TIP — you can buy pork roast in stew meat packages which is trimmed to about 1 inch and is perfect for this recipe. This will save you some time.
Here’s how to make it:
1 T. Canola Oil
1 pound of boneless Pork Loin roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 (14 ounce) cans Red Enchilada Sauce
2 (15 ounce) cans White Hominy, drained
1 Onion, sliced
2 cups Chicken Stock
1/2 t.Cayenne Pepper
1 t. Oregano
1/2 cup Green Chilies, diced
1 T. Cumin
1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
1/2 t. Salt
- Heat the canola oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the pork and cook until meat is browned on all sides. About 7 minutes.
- Place the meat in your slow cooker. Pour the enchilada sauce over the meat. Then pour the hominy, onion, chilies, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and oregano.Then pour the chicken stock over the mixture.
- Cover, and cook on high for 5-6 hours.
- To serve – add cilantro to the top of the soup and serve with warm tortillas and lime wedges. Also, traditionally this soup has grated cabbage over the top. Our family doesn’t love cabbage, so I left that out. But feel free to add some shredded cabbage if that sounds good to you.
And here are a few of my other favorite Slow Cooker Recipes!
Do you love YOUR slow cooker?
What is YOUR favorite recipe??
Let us know in the comments. We would love to see YOUR recipe!
Have a Happy Day!
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