Pork and Hominy Stew (Posole)
By :Instant Pot Fast and Easy Cookbook by Urvashi Pitre
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I used a few different shortcuts in this posole recipe. Rather than follow the traditional method of toasting the chiles, then soaking and blending them, I used ancho chile powder and canned chipotle chiles for a quick, very flavorful, but not overly spicy blend. A bowlful of comfort, this stew will quickly become a favorite in your house.
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.5
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pork shoulder cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 25 oz hominy 1 can undrained
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 - 3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo chopped, with 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can (about 1/2 small can)
  • 2 tsp ancho chile powder plus more if needed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt plus more if needed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro for garnish
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pork shoulder cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 25 oz hominy 1 can undrained
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 - 3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo chopped, with 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can (about 1/2 small can)
  • 2 tsp ancho chile powder plus more if needed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt plus more if needed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro for garnish
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.5
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Instructions
  1. In the Instant Pot, combine the pork, onion, hominy and its juices (see Note), water, garlic, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, ancho chile powder, cumin, oregano, and salt.
  2. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 30 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed until the pressure has released.
  3. Check the pork for doneness. Taste and season with additional ancho chile powder and/or salt as needed. Garnish with the cilantro and serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you like your hominy more al dente, I suggest you put in half the can while cooking so it flavors and thickens the stew a bit, and save the other half to add after cooking.

5 replies
  1. msmith701
    msmith701 says:

    This was VERY good. Followed the recipe to the letter except replaced water eith chicken stock and per the note i only used half the hominy and added the rest at serving.

  2. Riley3905
    Riley3905 says:

    I made this recipe per the recipe. The flavor was great, but it was a little hot for our potato eating tastbuds. I would make this recipe again with less chili powder and less peppers.

  3. ndn1977
    ndn1977 says:

    Quick meal and full of flavor! I added more oregano and cumin than what the recipe called for.

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