Quick and Easy Posole

1 Jan
Quick and Easy Posole

Quick and Easy Posole

Happy New Year my friends! I thought about freshening up my good ol’ black-eye pea recipe for today, but instead decided to give you a quick and easy posole recipe that can make good use of any leftover meat you may have hanging around from the holidays. This includes pork, chicken, turkey, or beef!

I delivered this meal to a friend as a pre-packaged “make it yourself meal” when she said she wished she had some easy dinners to cook for her family. All the ingredients were packaged up in a box along with pre-printed step-by-step instructions. She said it was a huge hit with her family so I thought I’d better try it out myself. (Yes, I sent her a blind, untested recipe.)

This posole is huge on flavor and does not even skimp in the filling factor. Plus it’s very versatile, too! Thumbs up all the way around!

Posole Ingredients

Posole Ingredients

Quick and Easy Posole

2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon flour
Posole Seasoning Mix (divided, recipe below)
3 ounces tomato paste
1 cup water
4 cups chicken stock (can also use turkey, pork, or beef)
4-ounce can chopped green chiles
15.5-ounce can hominy (gold or white, drained)
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (can also use turkey, pork, or beef)
1 fresh lime
Fresh cilantro
Crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, Mexican sour cream, for garnish (any or all optional)

Posole Seasoning Mix
Hint: Make a double or triple batch to store for future use!

1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon New Mexico Red Chile powder (or sub with regular chili powder)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Finely dice the onion, then add it to a soup pot or Dutch oven along with the oil. Sauté the onion in the oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until tender and transparent. Add the flour and a tablespoon of the seasoning mix and continue to sauté for two minutes more.

Posole Soup Base

Posole Soup Base

Add 1 cup water, tomato paste, and the rest of the seasoning mix to the pot. Whisk the ingredients together until the tomato paste is dissolved. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer, at which point it will thicken.

Big Ladle of Posole

Big Ladle of Posole

Finally, add the stock, shredded meat, diced chiles, and hominy. Stir to combine and then heat through for about 10 minutes.

Cut the lime into wedges and roughly chop the cilantro. Top each bowl with chopped cilantro, crumbled tortilla chips and cheese and a wedge of lime to squeeze over top.

Quick and Easy Posole

Quick and Easy Posole

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51 Responses to “Quick and Easy Posole”

  1. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso January 1, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Perfect soup for the season! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Lynz Real Cooking January 1, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    Wonderful KR!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Teagan Geneviene January 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    Oh yum! Posole is my favorite southwest thing! You’re right about it being filling too. Since my ulcer-prone stomach makes me a southern fried wimp, I leave out the red chili sauce (although I do use NM red chili powder, in fact it’m my “pepper of choice” when cooking generally). Thanks for this, Kathryn — and for the happy southwest thoughts you brought with it. Happy New Year. Hugs.

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger January 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

      Oh I just love NM Red, it has such a subtle, not-too-spicy taste to it. I’m glad I gave you some warming thoughts of the southwest! Happy New Year to you too! xoxoxo

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Karina Pinella January 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    This looks good! All I need to get is hominy. Perfect timing. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Freda @ Aromatic essence January 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    How yummy!! Perfect for the weather! Happy New Year Kathryn 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Adam J. Holland January 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    The soup looks great, but what really impresses me is that you sent it untested. You are definitely a grownup. Happy 2017!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser January 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    Happy New Year KR!!! xoxo ccc

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Jodi January 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    I have never heard of posole before…. looks and sounds delicious. happy new year!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Gerlinde January 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    That’s a good looking soup , just right for the new year.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Anuradha Mukherjee January 1, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    Comfort food.Loved it.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. lynne hoareau January 2, 2017 at 12:16 am #

    Happy New Year my friend, hope you have a good one ! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  12. cookingwithauntjuju.com January 2, 2017 at 5:36 am #

    Posole is new for me but it has all the ingredients I love. I need to cook more Mexican food because I do like spicy recipes. Happy New Year!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger January 2, 2017 at 9:34 am #

      Thank you Judi and Happy New Year to you too! Posole is a wonderful Mexican soup that is very versatile.

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  13. noelleg44 January 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    YUM! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Mary January 3, 2017 at 7:38 am #

    This looks delicious and perfect for a cold winter night!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Kouzounas Kitchen January 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Oh yummy!!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. bradthegourmand January 4, 2017 at 6:42 am #

    I’ve yet to ever make posole….now I have the perfect excuse (and recipe) to try it! Thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Cecilia January 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    What a wonderful recipe! Thanks and greetings.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. koolaidmoms January 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    What a great idea for do it yourself meals. I never thought about doing meals for someone else that way. I usually cook them but if they are easy and they can have them when they want…. great idea!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Karina Pinella January 5, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

    I am eating posole as I am typing. Yum!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. D. Wallace Peach January 7, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    How sweet of you to create a package of ingredients for a meal for your friend! A great gift. Looks delicious, Kathryn, but I’ll have to hold off on this one unless the hubby wants it seasoned with germs! Ha ha. Saving it for a later date!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger January 7, 2017 at 10:45 am #

      Oh dear, but thanks so much Diana. My husband swears rubbing Vick’s on the soles of your feet then covering with socks can help with the cough, but it sounds live an old wive’s tale to me! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Sheryl January 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    The Posole looks like a perfect recipe for these cold winter days.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. FrugalHausfrau January 10, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

    I love posole, any kind – except for maybe the very authentic version which used to be made from human sacrifices, lol! Seriously, this looks marvelous and what a smart thing to do to make your own posole spice packets.

    You have a very lucky friend there, btw!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger January 11, 2017 at 8:05 am #

      Ewww, thanks Mollie, not sure I needed to know that foodie tidbit, lol! You seem to know a LOT about pre-made spices my friend, here’s another one to add to your repertoire. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • FrugalHausfrau January 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

        I might just be stealing it next time!! 🙂 Fair warning, my friend!

        Liked by 2 people

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