We love Hominy soup or Pozole , but since I don’t use recipes, I have refined this to our tastes. I have used the recipes on the web, and in the books, but found a way to cut some time, and it tastes great. This takes a while to make so I start it at lunch time, a crock pot can be used too. This is pretty much a monthly meal now.
Hominy Soup or Pozole is one of those meals that you can garnish with what ever you really want. I don’t like hot hot hot foods, but can handle some sting This has a slight sting. My husband hasn’t found a limit to the heat yet, (hence the Habanero growing in the garden!)
The following is how I made the soup tonight. I used the Ham Hocks we had bought for beans instead of the pork that I usually use. And it turned out awesome!
3 Ham Hocks (usually I use lean pork or Chicken with Wright’s Smoked Flavoring)
2 qt water
2 large cans of Mexican Hominy drained and rinsed well.
1 can (or jar) Enchilada sauce
1.5 cup frozen peppers and onions (pepper stir fry)
2 cans chili beans not drained
1 can Rotel (green chilies and tomatoes)
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 tsp Sea Salt if smoked meat is not used. Or salt to taste.
If using pork Or chicken sere in 6 qt pan over high heat until lightly browned. Add 2 qt water,
Rinse the Hominy very well, add to pot, add the rest of the ingredients except the enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil, and boil for about one hour. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 2 more hours. Add Enchilada sauce and cook on low for another hour or until desired consistency is reached. I prefer a ‘stoup’ like consistency. (stew and soup , slightly thick)
Note, since I used the Ham Hocks, I boiled for about half an hour and skimmed a lot of the fat off the top.
Some of the garnishes we have used is
Jalapeno Topping- Recipe following
This stuff is good enough to eat by itself!
1/4 cup Sliced Pickled Jalapeno or small can drained
1/2 cup Sour Cream
Thoroughly drain Pickled peppers add sour cream and stir until well mixed.
That’s it! Enjoy! Use as a dip for tortilla chips , or as a topping for your favorite dishes.