This is a Jalisco style pozole, which does not contain chicken as most pozole recipes do. Also, I only use 1/5 of a 6 LB pork roast which is less meat than most recipes call for so I stretch it with canned beans. I usually use a mixture of navy beans and kidney beans, but any bean you are fond of could be used.
- 6 slices of bacon
- vegetable oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- A little bit of beer or wine
- 1 28 oz can tomatoes with their juice
- 1 tsp of garlic powder, or to taste
- A handful of canned jalapenos, or to taste, or you could used a little bit of cayenne if you want less heat
- Leftover gravy from pork roast day 1
- 2 cups or so of left over pork roast
- 1 28 oz can hominy, drained
- 1 16 oz can navy beans, drained
- 1 16 oz can kidney beans drained
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp oregano (Mexican if available)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large heavy bottomed pot, fry the bacon with a little vegetable oil on medium heat until it get crunchy and renders its fat.
- Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
- Add sliced onion to the bacon fat and saute on medium heat until it is wilted and brown.
- Add a splash of wine or beer and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen up the brown stuff.
- Add the onion to a blender along with the tomatoes, and garlic powder, jalapenos or cayenne. (Note, I had some leftover roasted potatoes and carrots from Day 1 that I also added to the blender.
- Blend on high for a minute until you have a nice thick tomato sauce.
- Add the sauce to the pot that you fried the bacon and onions in (or to a slow cooker if you want to let it cook all day).
- Pour the left over gravy from Day 1 into the blender and add enough water to make a liter.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds or so and you should have a nice brownish broth (if you want you can add a little bouillon or use broth instead of water).
- Add this to the pot and you should have a nice reddish stew base.
- Crumble the bacon and add it, the hominy, the left over pork, the beans and the spices to the stew.
- Let it cook for a couple of hours to really let the flavors meld.
- If you want to use a slow cooker cook for 4 hours on high and 6 to 8 hours on low.
You can serve this with cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, fried tortillas, limes, sour creams etc. in any combination.
You might become addicted.