Pozole, or hominy in English, is dried maize treated with alkali in a process called nixtamalization. This process softens the kernels, prevents them from sprouting, and allows nutrients in the corn, such as niacin, to be more easily digested. While this process sounds modern, it’s actually one of Central America’s oldest culinary traditions; the first evidence of nixtamalization dates back to 1200–1500 BCE. In this pozole dish, slow-cooked pork imparts flavor into the hominy creating a delicate and flavorful stew that’s ready for any occasion.

Note: White hominy can be found in the canned bean aisle or the Mexican food section of most grocery stores. 

Pork Pozole

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  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: 6 hours and 30 minutes
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  • 2 lbs boneless pork butt, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz) can white hominy, drained but not rinsed
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 avocado, pitted and cubed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice


1) In a large bowl, stir together pork butt, vegetable oil, chili powder, onion, garlic, 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Divide mixture between two Suvie pans. Insert pans into your Suvie and broil for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.

2) Remove pans from your Suvie. Divide tomatoes, hominy and chicken broth between both pans, stirring to incorporate.

3) Insert pans into your Suvie, input settings, and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook High for 6 hours

4) Remove pans from your Suvie and skim any fat from the surface of the pans.

5) Season posole with salt and pepper to taste. Divide posole between bowls and top with avocado, cilantro, and lime juice.


Nutritional Information per serving (6 servings per recipe): Calories 467, Total Fat 30.3g, Total Carbohydrates 16.4g, Total Sodium 354.8mg, Total Protein 30.1g

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