New Mexico Posole

This is a traditional New Year's dish in the Southwest.


  • 6 (28 ounce) cans hominy, drained
  • 6 pounds very lean pork, cubed
  • 1/4 cup red chili powder (coarse or regular grind)
  • 6 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons salt, or to taste
  • 6 quarts water


  1. Heat a large pot. Add meat and brown over high heat, stirring frequently. Use a little cooking spray if needed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium. Continue boiling slowly for 45 minutes to an hour.

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 gallons (recipe may be reduced).