KID NOTE: We renamed this “Mexican Chili” and the kids loved it. And as usual, they ate all the corn bread!
VEGETARIAN TIP: Skip the pork, add a can of chickpeas and a diced red bell pepper.
GLUTEN FREE MODIFICATIONS: Make your own corn bread mix using a gluten free flour blend.
What could you use besides hominy?
You could use chickpeas or white beans.
Really great with white beans! My husband requested posole for New Year’s Eve, and I wasn’t in the mood for hominy. Clean bowls all around.
This was fantastic. A great soup. I used chicken breasts instead of pork as we love chicken and we are not big fans of pork. Also I had chicken breasts on hand from the Brachiole recipe. I’m excited to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Can you skip browning the meat?
Yes, you can, and it will be great- just not as deep a flavor.
The frozen leftover pork from the slow cooker pork tacos worked perfectly in this. Love these flavors!
I can not tell you how much we all loved this recipe. We didn’t cube ours, instead we shredded it. Simply amazing.
I told a couple of my Mexican coworkers that I was gonna make posole this way and they didn’t believe it could be done. Brought some to work and shared and they loved it! 🙂
That is awesome!!!!!
I made it on the stovetop (did you know you can do that???) b/c I didn’t get started w/ the slow cooker earlier in the day. Instead of adobo sauce and diced tomatoes, I used a jar of salsa and 2T of chili powder, as that’s what was easier for me at the time, and I knew that wouldn’t take out my 5 year old w/ too much spice. It was wonderful! I think next time, I’ll add an additional can of hominy, to give more chew.
Now, let’s talk about the cornbread. That was fun to make and it was delish! I had to take my daughter to dance, and when I got back there was one little square left! Everyone LOVED it!!
Fabulously simple and surprisingly delicious! And perfect on a cold winter night.
The biggest winner of this meal was the cornbread- light years better than straight out of the box, but no more difficult than the packaged directions.
We made this on our stove-top with chicken rather than pork and it was a huge hit with the adults as well as the children.
We loved this. It ended up being too spicy for the kids (and my wife). I missed the corn bread recipe, so I guess I’ll have to make it again!