Mexican Pozole

Pozole is made with pork and hominy in a red chili broth, this Mexican Pozole is easy to make and full of the perfect blend of flavors that is sure to please the senses.

mexican pozole stew in bowl

I love sharing food!

Ok, y’all know how I love my local Dutch Brothers coffee shop.  For those of you that don’t know what Dutch Brothers is…well, it’s like Starbucks BUT better!  Their moto is all about being positive and lovin’ life.  They strive to make everyone happy. Literally, as a customer you aren’t a number; in their eyes you’re a friend, they make conversation with you, ask about your day and so on; and if you’re like me, they know you by name.

I drive thru and I am asked ‘what’s on the menu today?’ because they know I am a food blogger and they follow my posts.  And right about now you’re probably thinking what the heck does Dutch Brothers coffee have to do with Pozole? Well, y’all can thank Miss Sarah, one of my favorite Dutch Bros employees, for the inspiration of my version of Pozole. During one of our conversations she mentioned she would love a good pozole recipe and so I took it upon myself to deliver! Yay Sarah!  Seriously, thanks to her I made a dish that I never thought I would ever attempt.

What exactly is pozole??

Now, some of y’all may have never heard of Pozole and let me tell y’all you’re not alone! This is not a dish that is found easily in Mexican restaurants, at least not around here. Pozole is a super easy and amazingly tasty stew made with pork, dried chiles, and hominy. To some, this soup is at its best thanks to the garnishes, which provide balance and flavor in addition to decoration. Although the total cooking time is close to two hours, you can choose between cooking the stew on the stove or placing it in an oven-proof pot in the oven.

Pozole in bowl

Pozole is traditionally served with warm corn tortillas to help soak up the savory broth and topped with a variety of fresh, flavorful, and crunchy garnishes including fresh cilantro leaves, chopped scallion, sliced or shredded radishes, and shredded green cabbage. Each guest tops their bowl of stew with their preferred garnishes.

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mexican pozole stew in bowl
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Mexican Pozole

Pozole is made with pork and hominy in a red chili broth, this Mexican Pozole is easy to make and full of the perfect blend of flavors that is sure to please the senses.
Course dinner, Soup, stew
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword green chili, hominy, pork, stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 190 kcal


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb pork loin cubed bite-size
  • 1 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz. can red chili sauce
  • 1 2 lb bag white hominy, drained
  • 1 4.5 oz. can chopped green chilies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp spanish paprika
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro chopped

Add-ins (optional):

  • Diced onions
  • Sliced radishes
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Lime Wedges
  • Avocado


  1. Heat oil in large pot on medium heat.
  2. Add pork, onion, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes searing pork on all sides.
  3. Stir in broth, red chili sauce, pozole, green chilies, and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil on high heat; cover and reduce heat to low; simmer 45-60 minutes; until pozole (hominy) is tender.
  5. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  6. Serve with add-ins.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Pozole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 789mg34%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

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