Pozole Recipe: Delicious and Authentic Mexican Soup

Make a delicious and authentic pozole at home with this easy recipe. Perfect for a hearty and comforting meal.

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made with hominy and meat, usually pork. This soup is flavorful, hearty, and comforting, making it perfect for a satisfying meal. Pozole is often served at celebrations and special occasions in Mexico, but it’s also a staple in households throughout the country. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a classic pozole that you’ll love.


  • 4 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans hominy, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup diced radish
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup crumbled tortilla chips

Preparation Method:

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pork cubes and cook until browned on all sides.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook until the onion is soft and translucent.
  3. Stir in the oregano, cumin, and chili powder and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth and hominy to the pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the soup in bowls, topped with shredded lettuce, radish, avocado, and lime wedges. Sprinkle the crumbled tortilla chips over the top.

Tips and Tricks:

  • For a spicier soup, add extra chili powder or use a hotter variety of chili pepper.
  • You can also add other ingredients such as diced carrots, potatoes, or zucchini to the soup.
  • If you prefer a smoother soup, you can blend some of the ingredients in a blender before adding them to the pot.


  • Chicken pozole: replace the pork with chicken
  • Red pozole: use dried guajillo chili peppers to make a red broth
  • Vegetarian pozole: omit the meat and use vegetable broth instead

Pozole is a classic Mexican soup that’s perfect for a hearty and satisfying meal. With this recipe, you can easily make a delicious pozole at home, using simple and flavorful ingredients. Whether you like it spicy or mild, you’re sure to love this comforting soup. So gather your ingredients and give it a try!

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