People. You need to try this soup. The cold weather hasn’t left us completely so I must strongly encourage you to make this because you won’t regret it! I found a recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it to make a quick, delicious Pozole that tastes like it was simmering for hours. Please try it, and use up your leftover carnitas! (Or shredded chicken!)
Isn’t it gorgeous? Okay, enough chatting, here is the recipe:
30 Minute Amazing Pozole
2 T canola or vegetable oil
2 T flour
1/2 small yellow onion, chopped small dice
1/2 T Chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
1/2 can tomato paste (if you don’t have it, sub in marinara or tomato sauce!)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder (if you really like heat, I did not use it)
1 tsp salt
2 cups water
3 cups chicken broth (I use water and chicken bouillon)
15 oz can hominy
2 cups leftover carnitas (shredded pork or use shredded chicken)
Handful of cilantro
Cacique queso fresca or Cotija cheese
In a soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat and add your diced onions. Sauté until soft and translucent. Add a pinch of salt. Add the flour with the chili powder and saute for a couple more minutes continuously stirring.
Add the 2 cups of water, tomato paste, garlic powder, cumin, and salt. Stir to combine. I also squeezed in 1 lime wedge, just because! Let mixture thicken slightly, then add the chicken broth, shredded meat and hominy (drained). Cook for another 10 minutes or so until heated through.
Serve topped with rough chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of queso fresca.
*if you like heat or spice, you can add more chili powder, cayenne or diced chiles.
Hope you give it a try! Let me know if you do and what you think!