Posole Rojo ( Red Chile Posole)

This easy Red Chile Posole recipe offers bold spices, chunks of tender pork, and hearty hominy, with your favorite toppings

Red Chile Posole is a popular and hearty soup that you can find in kitchens all across Mexico, it is one of the family's comfort food.

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Red Chile Posole

Red Chile Posole is basically a cross between a soup and a stew and is popular around the country, especially on events such as New Year's Day and Christmas, and most people associate it with any large family gathering.

Red chile Posole

Types of Posole

There are three types of posole that rather appropriately mirror the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white, and green – and these all contain slight alterations to the base recipe. 

Red Chile Posole the sauce is prepared with guajillo chile or New Mexico Red Chile peppers

White Posole - Hominy, meat, and broth are the main ingredients.

Green PosoleGreen pozole sauce is based on green ingredients, including tomatillos, epazote, cilantro, jalapeƱos, pepitas

Posole Rojo

Ingredients in Red Chile Posole

Meat -  Traditionally pork is used for red chile posole, but beef and chicken can be used. Boneless Pork roast, chicken breast, or chuck roast

Vegetables - Onions, green chiles, garlic, and cilantro

Spices - Cumin, Mexican oregano, and salt

Oil - Vegetable oil, olive oil, or canola oil

Hominy - Mexican hominy is what you need for posole, and can be found in the ethnic aisle in the grocery store.

Red Chile Sauce - Homemade red chile sauce or store-bought cans of red chile sauce

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Making Red Chile Posole

Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat. Add meat and brown pork cubes on all sides for around 3 - 4 minutes.

In a 5 quart slow cooker, add the browned meat and all ingredients except cilantro.

Cook on High for 4 - 6 hours or until the pork is tender

Garnishes: Chopped cilantro, sliced radishes, thinly sliced cabbage, sliced avocados, or diced green onions

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