Our friends at California Tortilla today had us hungry for Mexican food so we've found a delicious traditional Christmastime soup recipe called "Pozole" made with garlic, pork and so many delicious spices!
1 whole onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and diced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 green chiles, roasted, peeled and diced
1 jalapeno, seeded, and finely diced
2 tablespoons oil or lard
2 cups dried hominy
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Saute the onions and garlic for approximately two minutes.
Brown the meat in the pan with the onions and garlic.
Add enough water to cover the meat with a least 2 inches.
Stir in the dried hominy, salt, cumin, oregano, cloves, pepper and chiles. (If using fresh hominy instead of dried, do not add at this time.)
Let simmer for 1 hour.
Remove the meat from the liquid.
Remove excess fat and cut the meat into small cubes. Set aside.
Add chicken broth as necessary to replace liquid. If using fresh hominy, add it at this time. Simmer for an additional hour.
Add in cubed pork and simmer for an additional 20 minutes or until hominy is thoroughly cooked.
Salt to taste!
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