This Mexican pork stew is a celebratory dish, often served for special occasions and holidays. It contains hominy, which is dried field corn soaked in an alkali solution. After soaking, the corn is washed. It is then used for making masa, or used as is in soups and stews. Most markets sell canned hominy in the bean section or with the canned vegetables.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 2 1/2lbs boneless pork shouldercut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1tsp saltdivided
  • 1tsp ground black pepperdivided
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 medium yellow onionspeeled and chopped
  • 2 medium poblano peppersseeded and diced
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobominced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 garlic clovespeeled and minced
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2tsp chili powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2tsp ground coriander
  • 1 can lager-style beer12 ounces
  • 4cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans hominydrained and rinsed, 15 ounces
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2cup chopped cilantro
  1. Season pork pieces with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot® and heat oil. Add half the pork to pot in an even layer, making sure there is space between pieces to prevent steam from forming. Brown 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pot and reserve on a plate. Repeat with remaining pork.
  2. Add onions and poblano peppers to pot and cook until vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add chipotle pepper, cinnamon, garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and coriander. Cook until spices and garlic are fragrant, about 1 minute. Return pork to pot and turn to coat with spices. Stir in beer and broth and press the Cancel button.
  3. Close lid, set steam release to Sealing, press the Manual button, and adjust cook time to 35 minutes. Once cooking is complete allow pressure to release naturally, about 20 minutes. Press the Cancel button, open lid, and stir well. If you prefer a thicker stew, press the Sauté button and let stew reduce to desired thickness. Season with remaining salt and pepper, then stir in hominy, lime juice, and cilantro. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

FAT: 13g
SODIUM: 1,016mgFIBER: 6g

*Manual and Pressure Cook buttons are interchangeable