Today I bring you my posole recipe. This may not be an "authentic" recipe, but it truly is mine, thus it's original. I have to laugh when I make it though, because the main "seasonings" are cumin, onion & garlic, which happen to also be used a lot in Indian food. What causes my chuckle is my kids' comment and inquiry, "Are you making Indian food for dinner?" Maybe that's why I love both Indian and Mexican food so much...they are often similar in spice. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
Red Pork Posole
1 ½ lb. pork
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. cumin pwdr
2 c. chop onion
2 Tbsp. Oil
½ tsp. black pepper & red cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. chili pwdr
1 Tbsp. salt (or to taste)
¼ tsp. oregano
4 c. hominy
4 c. water & ¼ c. chicken blln pwdr OR 4 c. chick broth
Cilantro, limes, onions, cabbage, cheese (optional garnishes)
Heat the oil in a medium size pot. Add the onions and brown for about 2 minutes. Then add the pork. Cook for about 5 minutes, until browned. Add the garlic and cook about 1 minute. Then add the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Simmer for about 30-45 minutes. Garnish with whatever "suits your fancy".