Hominy Soup – The Perfect Winter Soup!

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This delicious easy hominy stew. is the perfect soup for getting through a cold winter! The recipe is modernized from the traditional Mexican soup made with hominy and pork. It’s easy to make in one pot and incredibly flavorful!

Warm bowl of Pozole soup - chicken broth, pork shoulder, soup bowls, remaining chicken broth

When planning our Christmas Eve meal this past year, we wanted to do something different than the normal ham and sides. In Mexico, a traditional meal is tamales served with a large pot of pozole.

This is a flavorful soup made with meat, hominy, seasoning, and broth. It’s truly so flavorful, and warm and could not be better served with tamales.

Pozole soup simmering in a dutch oven. - chicken broth, pork shoulder, bring to a boil, chicken soup

There are several different versions you can make, like Verde pozole or Rojo pozole. You can also make it with chicken or pork. However, for this recipe, we used pork sausage in the soup. Similar to a kale and sausage soup we love.

What is hominy?

Hominy is corn that is processed in a totally different way to get a puffy, bean-like texture. The process is called nixtamalization, which you can read more about here.

How to Make Easy Hominy Soup

We’ve altered this pozole recipe several times to make this soup very easy to make. Using one pot only, everything cooks nicely in a dutch oven like this. It tastes super authentic and really good!

In addition to the dutch oven, you’ll also need a garlic press. This is a kitchen tool we use often! Here are the ingredients you’ll need and the directions:

Ingredients

There are very simple ingredients in this soup! Everything can easily be found at your local grocery store. Hominy is located in the aisle. It’s also incredibly affordable!

Ingredients to make puzzle soup - chicken broth, pork and hominy, bring to a boil, warm corn tortillas
  • Pork Sausage
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Green Chilis
  • Hominy
  • Beef Stock
  • Butter
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Pepper

Toppings

  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Avocado

Steps To Make Pozole Soup Recipe

  • First, prepare the ingredients. Chop the onions, peel the garlic, and measure the spices. Pour the hominy into a strainer and let the juice rinse out using water.
  • After that, in a dutch oven, melt butter or lard.
  • Then, add in pork sausage, and using a wooden spoon for a spatula, break the sausage into smaller pieces as it cooks in the dutch oven.
Adding chopped onions into a dutch oven - sliced radishes, shredded cabbage, pozole rojo, dried chiles, pork broth
  • Next, add in the chopped onions and saute with the pork sausage.
Adding garlic into a soup with a garlic press.
  • Next, add the garlic using a garlic press and the rest of the spices. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring as all of the ingredients brown.
Hominy in a strainer for pozole soup - pozole rojo recipe, ancho chiles
  • Once the hominy is rinsed, add the hominy and green chilis (drained).
Green chilis, hominy and pork in a dutch oven - pozole rojo recipe, thinly sliced radishes, guajillo chiles.
  • Cook for another minute.
  • Lastly, add the beef stock and simmer.
Beef stock to make soup.
  • Simmer the soup for an hour to two hours on the lowest simmer setting with the lid on the dutch oven.
Pozole soup simmering in a dutch oven.
  • The flavors will cook together nicely. Add salt to taste. Serve with cilantro, lime wedge, and slices of avocado.
Bowl of pozole soup with avocado and cilantro - hominy stew, chile sauce, soaking liquid, pozole verde

How to Store Hominy Stew

This soup tastes just as good the next day. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight sealed container.

To warm it up, pour it back into any pot or saucepan and heat it on the stovetop.

What to Serve with Hominy Stew

As we mentioned before, pozole goes amazing with tamales. Even store-bought tamales! Don’t feel like you have to make everything!

You can also serve it with our taco salad, which would be divine! The dressing for that salad is unreal! Those two dishes with our margaritas are the perfect meal!

Easy pozole soup with cilantro - tortilla chips, canned hominy, serve pozole, pork and hominy, chile sauce, pozole verde

Recipe Tips

There are a few things to keep in mind when making pozole, however, to ensure that your dish turns out perfectly. Here are some tips for making the best recipe: 

  • Make Pozole with a white or yellow hominy. Do not use canned corn for this dish, as it will not taste the same (unless nothing is available at your disposal).
  • Simmer for at least three hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • You can make it chicken, pork, or beef. Choose whichever meat you prefer, or mix and match for a more interesting stew.
  • Pozole should be served with shredded cabbage, diced onions, and fresh cilantro. Other toppings, such as sour cream, avocado, or lime juice, can also be added.
  • It can also be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. It will actually taste even better the next day.

More Dinner Recipes You’ll Love

In addition to this incredible pozole recipe, check out these delicious dinner meals that are easy to make!

Sheet Pan Chicken and Sausage

Sausage and Pepper Sheet Pan Meal 

The Most Delicious Turkey Meatball Recipe 

Vegetable Cous Cous Salad 

One Pan of Basil and Tomato Pasta 

Simple Green Salad that Goes with Everything! 

Easy Risotto with Parmesan 

Classic Wedge Salad with THE BEST DRESSING EVER!!

Easy and Delicious Taco Salad 

The yummiest carbonara recipe!

Let us know if you make this easy posole soup by leaving a comment and review below. It’s so delicious. We know you’ll love it!

Easy Hominy Soup

A very flavorful soup made with hominy, pork and broth. Perfect for a cold winter day.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pork sausage
  • 1 tbsp butter, salted
  • 1 large yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 8 oz green chili peppers, canned, chopped, drained
  • 27 oz hominy , large can, rinse
  • 32 ounces beef stock
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Toppings

  • 3 avocados, ripe
  • 3 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 bunch cilantro

Instructions

  • First, prepare the ingredients. Chop the onions, peel the garlic, measure the spices. Pour the hominy into a strainer and let the juice rinse out using water.
  • In a dutch oven, melt butter or lard. 
  • Add in pork sausage and using a wooden spoon for a spatula, break the sausage into smaller pieces as it cooks in the dutch oven.
  • Add in the chopped onions and saute with the pork sausage. 
  • Next, add the garlic using a garlic press and the rest of the spices. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring as all of the ingredients brown.
  • Once the hominy is rinsed, add the hominy and green chilis (drained).
  • Cook for another minute or two and then add in the beef stock. 
  • Simmer the soup for an hour to two hours on the lowest simmer setting with the lid on the dutch oven.
  • Serve with cilantro, lime wedge and slices of avocado. 

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg
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3 thoughts on “Hominy Soup – The Perfect Winter Soup!”

  1. That’s not pozole and more like soupy chili. Stop white washing cultural foods and learn how to actually make the dish from the people who actually grew up making these dishes. And don’t even bother saying that this is “your” version because this version is nowhere near to the original pozole recipe.

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