So, I made posole for supper last night. It was good, but it was just missing something...I couldn't quite put my finger and it, and neither could D. Well, as I was getting ready to share the recipe, I think I figured it out -- the recipe had no chili powder in it! I got this recipe from a cooking class I took several years ago, and the instructor was "not from around these parts" as my mother would put it. :) Or maybe it was just omitted by mistake. Either way, I think the chili powder would definitely make a difference. I'll be scoping out other recipes for posole and tweaking this one, but I'll share it anyway. I love posole, mostly for the hominy. I have a soft spot for hominy, lol!


1-3/4 pounds cubed pork
1/4 cup olive oil.

Saute meat for about 10 minutes. Add the following:

1 diced onion
2-1/4 tsp minced garlic
3/4 tsp cumin
2-1/4 tsp dried oregano
3 cups canned tomatoes
3/4 tsp black pepper
1-1/2 tsp salt
4 oz green chilies
4 cups water
1 tbsp chicken base
1 can yellow hominy, undrained
1/2 can black beans, drained

Simmer for 30 minutes.

Note: I did not add any beans this time. And I just realized the chicken stock I used (instead of water and chicken base) was unsalted, so that may have made a difference in the flavor as well. Like I said, it wasn't bad...just missing something!