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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Posole...Soup of the Southwest

Posole is the Soup of the Southwest!  There are lots of ways to pronounce Posole....I say  "pos o lay"!    I have lived in New Mexico all of my life and I never tire of food with a southwest flavor.
  When we make posole...we make a lot of posole!   There is always a crowd and it freezes well if you don't eat it all...which almost never happens.
Start with a nice pork roast, about 2 1/2 to 3 lbs.   Cook it low and slow so it will be tender, about 2-3 hours at 350.   We are cooking  8 roasts today....some of the meat will be made into tamales and some into BBQ.

When your roast is done let it cool.

While it is cooling,  chop a large onion and 3-4 cloves of garlic.  

Lightly saute the onions and garlic in a big splash of oil.

Cut your roast into bite size pieces.  I separate the fat (plate on the left) from the lean (plate on the right)   We like our meat pretty lean,  but you can add as much fatty meat  as you like.

Add the roast to your sauteed onions and garlic.

Add a large can of hominy...I use that huge 6 lb + can  that Walmart sells.    I don't drain the hominy as the juice it is in adds lots of flavor.

 Then I add about 8 cups of that wonderful pork broth.   You can make a skinnier version of Posole by using more water, I have even used chicken broth in a pinch!

  Simmer for about an hour on top of the stove to blend all the flavors together.

This recipe makes a BIG (8-10 quart) pot of yummy soup...enough for a big crowd!  

You can dress it up with sour cream, cheese, avocado, picante sauce, whatever you like.  

We are going to have a bowl with some sour cream and a few spoons of red chili.   I like Monroes red chili sauce , it is made in Albuquerque NM by a local restaurant.  

This hearty soup is simple to make, budget friendly,  and super yummy!


  1. Oooh Penny, I love posole!... I grew up on it, as my daddy was born and raised in Santa Fe, and every Summer was spend at my grandparents and great~grandparents home where they fixed it as well... I still love it, and yours looks as delish as ever!... yummm... now I am craving a big bowl of it!... eat one for me, 'k?... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Hi Penny!!!

    Your soup looks delicious!!! I live up here is Vancouver, BC and I've never heard of
    posole soup, but, it looks like a soup I would like to try!!! Thank you!!!


  3. Penny,
    Hmmmmm... looks good! Perfect for a cool Fall day....
    We have been having unseasonally warm temps. and have not had a frost yet. But that will change this weekend as we finally get some normal Pa, Fall temps.
    Good for your daughter!! I would love all the time off but the stretches would kill me at this age.... I had a particularly bad weekend at work and I am exhausted. I keep saying that I am too old for this but I carry the Health Care insurance which is excellent so I have to last as long as I could.
    I am so glad that the Remodel is over but I am still very stressed out with everything else I have going on and have gotten involved in. I think I bit of more than I can chew....


  4. Looks so good, i love soup this time of year!
    I would love if you would come link up with me and enter my giveaway, it ends Wednesday!

  5. yummmmmmmm,
    You can almost smell it from there!

  6. This sounds delicious -- love hominy! Sounds like you had a very productive cooking time with 8 roasts going. Noted your Jewel Tea bowl -- very nice! I have a few pieces I've picked up here and there just because I like their story and the distinctive look.

  7. This soup sounds delicious and I love the fact that it's a frugal meal. Thank you for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. We'll see you back on Sunday at 8pm Central time!

  8. I love Posole! I usually make it w/ chicken but after seeing yours, I'm going to do it with pork next time! Perfect comfort food for when it gets cold :-) Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I will be featuring this post on my Facebook page and pinning to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest!

  9. I love this! Looks so yummy!

  10. This looks so hearty and comforting...yum! My husband would especially love it. Thanks so much for sharing, Penny!

  11. I've never heard of this, but it sounds delicious. Wonderful post with inspiring photos. Yummy, I wish I had a bowl here in front of me. Will definitely be making this for the cooler weather.
    Barbara @

  12. Our family loves this soup it is so delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Thanks so much for linking!!! I really want to try this recipe! Featuring you tomorrow! Xo

  14. Thanks you for sharing you soup with us at Whimsy Wednesday! I wanted to let you know I featured you today! You can see the feature here...

    Have a great day...Susan


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