Posole is a holiday staple here in New Mexico. A more traditional recipe can be found on the wrapper of Bueno Frozen Hominy, but my version is easy-peasy and doesn’t include pigs’ feet. I guess it could be called the white-girl version, but it’s still caliente and delicious.
1 lb bag frozen hominy
1 container Bueno Red Chile
(I use HOT but MILD or MEDIUM are also available.)
1 package pork loin
1/4 c chicken bouillon powder
(I use Knorr “Caldo con Sabor de Pollo”)
1T cooking oil
(I used a garlic infused oil.)
Prepare hominy by boiling on stove top until kernals pop, about 2 hours. Add water as necessary. Add chicken bouillon any time after water reaches a boil. Once hominy has began to puff out, transfer to crockpot. Stir in thawed Bueno Red Chile, cook on high. (Add more water if necessary.)
Meanwhile, chop pork loin into bite-sized cubes. Cook in 1T oil on stove top until no longer pink. Add cooked pork to crockpot and continue to cook on high heat. This isn’t science, I usually leave it in the crockpot over night 8-12 hours because I really like it to marinate. If you cook the pork all the way through before adding, it could be eaten immediately.