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Slow Cooker Pork Pozole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

Slow Cooker Pork Posole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

SLOW COOKER PORK POZOLE

Have you heard of pozole before?

It is a Mexican-style soup that is both hearty and comforting boasting rich flavors but still a light soup. Something I leaned that is really interesting is that the original dish dates way back to Aztec times, before Columbus discovered America. Amazing, right?

Today’s Slow Cooker Pork PoZole is a take on posole but modified to be a bit different so I can not call this an authentic bowl of posole soup. But with that said this version is so darn good. I seriously could not stop eating this soup. I plan to make a double batch next time and will freeze half of it.

Slow Cooker Pork Posole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

The starts of this soup are the ground pork, the white hominy, fire roasted tomatoes and the ancho chile powder. I really feel like those are the ingredients that meld together to create the delicious flavors that you get in this soup. If you haven’t used hominy before you need to give it a try. You can usually find cans of it in the Mexican section on the grocery store or near the canned beans and vegetables.

HOW DO YOU COOK POZOLE IN THE SLOW COOKER?

The nice thing with this Slow Cooker Pork PoZole is how easy it is to make. You will need to cook your ground pork first, but that only takes 5-6 minutes. At the end of cooking your pork you will want to add in the spices to help them bloom and become fragrant. Once you do this you add everything in the slow cooker and let it do its work.

Slow Cooker Pork Posole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

While this soup is hearty and comforting it is also light. I would say this is more of a light soup than a chili. This makes it a nice option for any time of the year. I love making this during the fall and winter for game days or a cold winters day, but I also enjoy it during the spring when its a little warmer and the rain is falling.

I often make this Slow Cooker Pork Pozole for dinner but it would also be a nice starter to any Mexican meal like these Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas or these Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas.

Slow Cooker Pork Posole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

Slow Cooker Pork Posole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker Pork Pozole is an easy soup boasting warm, rich flavor. The ground pork, hominy and fire roasted tomatoes are the start of this meal. You will love this soup to warm you on a cold day. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoon Mexican oregano {or regular oregano}
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 - 6 ounce can of diced chiles
  • 1 - 15 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes {or diced tomatoes}
  • 1 - 15 ounce can of white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken stock

Garnishes:

  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Radishes, sliced
  • Questo Fresco, crumbled

Instructions

In a large skillet heat the 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic and a dash of salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the ground pork and cook until browned and cooked through. Add the Mexican oregano, ancho chile powder, salt and pepper and sauté for another 1-2 minutes, until the spices become fragrant.

Add the meat mixture into your slow cooker along with the bay leaves, diced chiles, fire roasted tomatoes, white hominy and chicken stock. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or low for 3-4 hours.

Serve in soup bowls and garnish with sliced radish, cilantro and freshly chopped cilantro.

Notes

You can easily add additional vegetables to this soup: zucchini, carrots and bell peppers.

Beans would also be a nice addition: try black beans or kidney beans.

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Greek Roasted Vegetables {Briami}
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Sarah

Friday 16th of November 2018

Y'all this is so good! Used local roasted hatch chiles and it is so so good. Not too spicy. I recommend deglazing the pan with some of the chicken broth, you don't want to lose all those browned bits of flavor!

Julia

Friday 16th of November 2018

I love that idea of the hatch chiles. Thanks for sharing!

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