Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Pozole
This healthy vegetarian take on the Mexican stew pozole gets tons of flavor from poblano peppers, ancho chile powder and dried herbs and spices, while cannellini beans provide protein and fiber.
What Is Pozole?
Pozole is a Mexican stew that's traditionally made with hominy and meat and topped with various garnishes. Pozole is served as a festive dish to celebrate holidays as well as an everyday meal. Vegetarian pozole often substitutes beans for the meat in the stew.
What Is Hominy?
Hominy is corn that has been treated with lime to remove the tough hull and germ. It's earthy in flavor, chewy in texture and an integral ingredient in the stew. Look for it in cans in the Latin section of your supermarket.
How to Serve Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Pozole
Garnish vegetarian pozole with shredded cabbage, radishes, fresh cilantro and sour cream. For a vegan version, top with diced avocado instead of sour cream. Serve this hearty stew on its own or with warm corn tortillas on the side.
Additional reporting by Jan Valdez
6-quart slow cooker, parchment paper
Forgot to soak your beans? No problem! Just place them in a large pot and add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.
To make ahead
Cover and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean protein