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Mexican pork posole is the perfect dish to serve to a crowd. It's hearty, comforting and full of well-loved ingredients. Mashing some of the beans and hominy thickens the slow-cooker posole and releases more of their earthy flavor. For a twist, substitute thinly sliced jalapeño chiles, finely shredded green cabbage and fresh thyme or cilantro leaves for the radishes, scallions, and oregano.

Source: Everyday Slow Cooker


Recipe Summary

20 mins
7 hrs 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle the pork evenly with the cumin, salt, and black pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add half of the pork to the skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Repeat the procedure with the remaining pork.

  • Add the poblano chiles and onions to the skillet. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are almost tender and lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the stock to the skillet. Cook 1 minute, stirring and scraping to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet; transfer to the slow cooker. Stir in the hominy, pinto beans, salsa verde, and remaining 3 1/2 cups stock. Cover and cook on LOW until the pork is tender, 7 to 8 hours. Skim the fat from the surface of the soup. Mash some of the beans and hominy with a potato masher. Ladle the soup into bowls. Serve with the sliced radishes, scallions, and oregano leaves, if desired.


Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, transfer both halves of the browned pork pieces to the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. In Step 2, transfer the cooked onion mixture to the pot. Stir in the hominy, pinto beans, salsa verde, and remaining 3 1/2 cups stock. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the pork is tender, about 8 hours. Turn off the cooker. Remove the lid; skim the fat from the surface of the soup. Finish Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
311 calories; protein 32g; carbohydrates 18g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 3g; fat 12g; saturated fat 4g; sodium 645mg.