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. Like most stews, this meal can be enjoyed for several days and might even taste better the next day. Enjoy this classic Central American dish and impress your family with your in-depth knowledge of hominy.
Note: White hominy can be found in the canned bean aisle or the Mexican food section of most grocery stores.
- 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
In a large bowl, stir together the pork butt, vegetable oil, chili powder, onion, garlic,1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Divide mixture between two Suvie pans. Insert pans into the top two zones of your Suvie and broil for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
Remove pans from your Suvie. Divide tomatoes, hominy and chicken broth between both pans, stirring to incorporate.
Return pans to your Suvie, input settings, and cook now or schedule.
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HIGH, 6 hours
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Remove pans from your Suvie and skim any fat from the surface of the pans.
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