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Easy Pork Posole

Looking for a meal in a bowl? Sit down to a Mexican classic full of cubed pork, sliced sausage, hominy and more. It all goes into the slow cooker, so you can come home at night to a table-ready dinner. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound boneless pork shoulder butt roast, cubed
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked andouille sausage links, sliced
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Optional: Corn tortillas, additional chopped onion, minced fresh cilantro and lime wedges


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork and sausage; drain. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  • Stir in broth, tomatoes, hominy, cilantro, onion, green onions, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. If desired, serve with tortillas, additional onion, cilantro and lime wedges.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Canned hominy is dried corn that has been treated and soaked, resulting in a puffy, chewy texture. Look for hominy near the canned beans in the grocery store.
  • Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

  • Editor's Note
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 190 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 957mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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    • djurad
      Dec 29, 2020

      Neither my husband or I enjoyed this inauthentic Posole. I think without the andouille sausage and more hominy, would’ve helped!

    • Lorenzo
      Dec 22, 2020

      Easy? Yes. Authentic? Not at all whatsoever lol. The spices are all wrong, oregano and bay leaves were left out. The fact that this recipe doesn't even include Guajillo or Ancho chiles is what's really disturbing because that's what gives pozole that authentic smoky flavor. And what's with the Andouille sausage? If you want a truly authentic pozole recipe, then I'd suggest looking elsewhere because this is NOT pozole. You can find plenty of authentic recipes with a quick Google search or even on YouTube.

    • yolanda
      Nov 1, 2020

      This is definitely not authentic Pozole, way to butcher the recipe and real dish.

    • test
      Oct 28, 2019

      No comment left

    • Judith
      Oct 18, 2019

      If I could give this recipe six stars, I would! It was absolutely delicious, and spiced just right. I did make a few small changes: I increased the boneless picnic ham to 3/4 of a pound, used two cans of hominy, and added chopped radishes to the optional toppings. Served with sliced avocados, blue corn chips, and mango salsa, it made for a hearty, satisfying meal which our family thoroughly enjoyed.