Easy Posole

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Posole is large-kernel, dried corn (also called hominy) used as the main ingredient in a spicy New Mexican stew of the same name. Pueblo Indians have served it as a ceremonial dish for generations. It’s traditionally slow-cooked with hog parts and chilies, but variations can be found throughout the Southwest. This is a quick-and-easy version that uses ground pork; ground chicken or turkey may be substituted. Serve posole (pronounced po-SOH-lay) with warmed corn tortillas or Sour Cream Cornmeal Mini-Biscuits (follow Steps 1-3).


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound Organic Prairie Ground Pork
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed and minced (include the seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 12 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 20 ounces canned white hominy, drained
  • 13 cup coarsely chopped cilantro, divided
  • Garnishes (use any or all):
  • Organic Valley Feta, crumbled
  • thinly sliced radishes
  • thinly sliced cabbage
  • finely chopped white onions
  • dried oregano
  • crushed red pepper flakes


Heat a large, heavy pot over medium-high flame for a moment or two. Add a bit of the oil, swirl it to coat the bottom and heat another moment or two. Add ground meat and cook it, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula, until it loses the pink color and browns lightly. Remove meat to a bowl.

Add remaining oil to the pot; heat briefly. Add onions, jalapenos, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, 6-10 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock and bring to strong simmer, stirring and scraping up any bits on bottom of pot. Keep cooking until most of the liquid is gone. Add browned meat, cumin, oregano, hominy, and remaining stock. Bring to simmer; reduce heat to very low and partially cover pot. Simmer posole slowly 10-20 minutes. Stir in half the cilantro, turn off the heat, and let posole cool an hour or so to develop more flavor.

Reheat posole. Serve each bowl sprinkled with some of the remaining cilantro, plus any or all of the garnishes.

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Sarah from Rhode Island on October 19th, 2015
Juanita's makes a non-GMO hominy in full kernels. It is hard to find here, but so much better than the other options.
Louise Goldberg Friend from Berkeley California on August 8th, 2015
I would like to add my name to the chorus of those seeking organic WHOLE (not broken down into hominy' posole...
Luane Johnston from on March 5th, 2015
Cheri from Lyons, CO on February 21st, 2015
I'm seeking NON-GMO hominy for stews. Ideally organic. I LOVE the flavor it imparts but I'm not going to knowingly cook with loads of GMO corn. I eat as much organic as I can afford.
Cheri from Lyons, CO on February 21st, 2015
I never dreamed it would be such a pain finding non-GMO hominy. I LOVE the flavor in my stews, but DO NOT want GMO corn. Please include me in the loop if anyone finds it.
Jeanne from ohio on February 10th, 2015
I am also trying to find organic, non-gmo hominy. Please give us some advice? Thanks!
Mindy at Organic Valley

Hi Jeanne,

We recommend that you check with your local health food stores or food cooperatives for organic hominy. If they don't stock organic, non-GMO hominy themselves, they may know of a source and be able to special order some for you.

Mary from Houston, TX on January 29th, 2015
Has anyone found organic hominy?
Suzanne from Arizona on January 23rd, 2015
Add my voice to the search for non gmo and/or organinc white hominy. Why so hard to find? Help?
Cynthia from Durango, CO on January 14th, 2015
It would appear there is a market for organic dried posole. Any chance Organic Valley can have one of their producers grow some? I have a lot of friends that would buy it!
Edie from san Rafael, CA on December 21st, 2014
I have been looking for months and months for non-gmo Pasole/Hominy - there isn't much out there. We have one restaurant here in San Rafael, they say it's GMO free as are most of their ingredients they serve, but I don't trust them 100percent. They want plenty of money for 4lbs. Anyone else come up with any leads? I dread trying to find the corn to make ourselves.

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