Recipe Review

This Flavorful Pork Pozole Is a Slow-Cooker Success

published Feb 15, 2016
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Ever throw a bunch of stuff into the slow cooker only to have it taste bland eight hours later? That is absolutely not the case with this pork pozole recipe. A little work up front — mainly browning the pork on the stovetop — results in a rich, flavorful soup that will have you singing the slow cooker’s praises.

A main component in pozole is hominy, which is dried corn that’s been soaked in a mineral lime bath. Hominy can be ground into masa to make corn tortillas, but in the case of pozole, it’s left whole.

Between the chewy hominy and the tender pork, this Mexican stew is a textural delight. But the real key to a bowl of pozole is piling on the garnishes. The author of the recipe suggests sour cream, lime wedges, sliced radishes, chopped cilantro, diced red onion and avocado, and salsa, but I would also add crispy tortilla strips to that list!

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pork Pozole from The Kitchen McCabe