Pork Pozole Verde

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tres: "It was ok I guess for first time mak8ng it. Next…" Read More
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3Hours

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder (cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 pound tomatillos (husked and halved)
  • 2 poblano chiles (or pasilla chiles, stemmed, quartered, seeds and veins removed)
  • 2 jalapeno chiles (stemmed, halved, seeds and veins removed)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (coarsely chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 small onions (1 cut into 6 or 8 chunks and 1 cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 6 cups chicken stock (divided)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or other neutral-flavored oil, divided)
  • 50 ounces hominy (drained)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
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    Directions

    1. In a blender, combine tomatillos, poblanos, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic and chunked out onion and pulse to coarsely chop. Add 1 cup of chicken stock and puree.
    2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of oil. Add tomatillo mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and becomes medium green, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, add salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
    3. While the tomatillo mixture is cooking, in a small stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add half the pork and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove browned pork to a plate and set aside. Repeat with remaining pork.
    4. Add diced onion to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining 5 cups of chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits. Add pork, hominy and oregano and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
    5. Stir in tomatillo mixture and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve pozole topped with suggested garnishes.
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    Reviews(5)

    tres 2 months ago
    It was ok I guess for first time mak8ng it. Next time i will twick a few things i was wanting something with more spice.
    Burke Stanion a year ago
    Very yummy! I added twice the pork & hominy and used 8 Jalapeño. Still, it was very good. I should have also doubled the tomatillos and other ingredients to compensate for the double pork & hominy. Mine is a little on the thick side, like a chili, less like a soup.
    Kristin Cook a year ago
    First time ever eating pozole. So delicious. If I did it again I'd use one jalapeño instead of two, for the kids. But for myself I love the flavor and the heat.
    Lorraine M. 4 years ago
    Very tasty first attempt at Pozole. Will try adding cumin to leftovers as previous reviewer suggested.
    Suzanne Pilkington 4 years ago
    Stick to the 1 lb of tomatillos, otherwise the broth is too much tomato flavor. I added 1.5 T of cumin as well.

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