Pork and Hominy Soup

Hominy is an excellent source of Vitamin B and fiber, and has about half the calories of white rice. In this satisfying, one-pot posole recipe it's cooked with tomatoes and pork tenderloin and is ready in under an hour.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 medium fresh poblano or Anaheim chile pepper, seeded and chopped (see Tip)

  • 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can golden or white hominy, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ¾ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground pasilla, ancho, or chipotle chile pepper (see Tip)

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup sliced radishes, shredded cabbage, and/or sliced green onions


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven heat oil. Add pork, poblano pepper, onion and garlic to Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in hominy, undrained tomatoes, broth, water, lime juice, oregano, cumin, ground pasilla pepper and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

  2. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Top servings with radishes, cabbage, and/or green onions.


Tips: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

For a milder flavor, choose ground pasilla or ancho chile pepper; for a spicy smoky flavor, choose ground chipotle chile pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Vitamin A 885IU 18%
Vitamin C 87mg 96%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 569mg 25%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 56mg 13%
Potassium 540mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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