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Zesty Mexican soup brightens winter table

January 2, 2013

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Homey, wholesome and hearty, this pork posole – a soulful Mexican soup – is perfect for a winter dinner.

Chock full of pork, veggies, herbs and spices, it’s as flavorful as it is filling – a cold-weather pick-me-up the whole family will love!

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Pork & Green Chile Posole

2 tbsp canola oil

1-2 lb pork loin cut in 1-inch cubes

1 onion, coarsely chopped

3 tbsp minced garlic

coarse salt

4 tsp red chili powder

5 c chicken broth, low salt, 5 tomatillos, quartered

2 14-oz. cans white hominy, drained

3 tbsp chopped cilantro (plus more for garnish)

1 tbsp oregano, dried

1 1/2 c chopped green chilies (canned)

2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp crushed red pepper

black pepper

10 oz. cotija cheese, crumbled for garnish

Tortillas

In skillet, heat oil until shimmering and add pork, onion, garlic, salt and crushed red pepper

Sauté meat and onion mixture until onions are translucent and the pork juices run clear.

Transfer to a slow cooker. Deglaze skillet with 1 cup broth and add this to slow cooker as well.

Add tomatillos, 1 can of hominy, cilantro, oregano, broth, green chilies and spices to slow cooker. Turn cooker on medium, stirring after about 1 hour. Adjust seasoning as neccessary.

Reduce to low/warm, cover and heat for an additional 2 hours.

About 30 minutes before service, raise temp back to high and add last can of hominy and frozen corn, adjusting seasoning as necessary.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro and cheese. Serve with warm tortillas.

“Warm and inviting. Comfort food with zest!”

-Geoffry Le Cher,

Michigan City, Ind. (pop. 31,479)

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