A hearty and comforting Mexican dish. It's like a soup, but also like a stew. Bacon is simmered with pork, chillies, hominy (hulled sweetcorn), enchilada sauce, seasonings and chicken stock. Serve with sour cream and grated cheese.
If tinned hominy is unavailable, substitute in tinned sweetcorn instead.
My boyfriend who considers himself an honorary Mexican and has eaten a LOT of posole in his life said this is the best he's ever had! Now that's a compliment! It had a nice deep smoky flavour, tender meat, lotsa yummy hominy, just a little background of spicy, and a good broth-to-goodies ratio. Some notes: It did take me about an hour or more to get to the first simmer, although I was going at a leisurely pace. I subbed 1/8 tsp allspice because I was out of cloves, and used whole cumin seeds crushed with my mortar & pestal. I topped it with fresh lime, cilantro, shredded mexican blend cheese, extra crushed Mexican oregano, chunks of avocado, and homemade tortilla strips with cumin & corriander. I wish I had cabbage though. I think the crushed oregano really put it over the top. IMO it didn't need the cheese. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe I can't wait to eat the leftovers today! - 05 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This recipe was awesome!! The thing I did differently was that I used hot instead of mild enchilada sauce, and also I used leftover broth from my freezer (from carne en su jugo). I also cooked the pork roast whole and shredded it after it was cooked. I also served mine with cabbage, onion, raddish, limes, tostadas and hotsauce. Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 30 Apr 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I cannot tell you how delicious this recipe is, it deserves 10 stars! If you would like to make a healthier version you can also try it with turkey bacon and beef stew bits, if your store does not carry poblanos use canned green chiles. But let me be perfectly clear when I say this recipe is fantastic as is! I am mexican american and this tastes exactly like what I grew up with, the flavors are perfecto!!! - 25 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)