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Pork Pozole Rojo with radish, cabbage,and onions in a bowl

Pork Pozole Rojo

Pork Pozole Rojo with tender pork, hominy, and red chile broth is the ultimate Mexican comfort food. Hearty and tasty with all trimmings, this pork hominy stew makes a satisfying meal for holidays and year round.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword pork pozole, pork pozole with red chili broth, pozole with hominy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 448kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 6 pounds pork pozole mix (trotters, neck bones, and pork shoulder cubes)
  • 5 quarts water
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 ounces dried Guajillo chile pods
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can (108 ounces) hominy, drained


  • 1 cabbage, shredded
  • 2 bunches radishes, stemmed and sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stemmed and chopped
  • limes, cut into wedges
  • tostadas


  • In a large deep pot, combine pork and water. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top. 
  • When the broth clears, add onion, garlic, bay leaves, and 2 tablespoons of salt. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, adding more water in 1 cup increments as needed to maintain about 4 quarts.
  • Remove stems off chili pods. Pry open and remove seeds. In a bowl, soak in about 2 cups warm water for about 30 minutes or until softened. 
  • In a blender, process softened chilies and the soaking liquid until smooth. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the red sauce to remove any stray bits and pieces. 
  • Add red sauce to the pot of simmering meat. Add Mexican oregano and cumin.  
  • Add hominy. Continue to simmer, covered, for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until meat is fork tender. Season with salt to taste.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with toppings. Serve piping hot with tostadas and lime wedges.


Nutritional information calculated without the garnishes.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 1531mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 7710IU | Vitamin C: 57.3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 5.3mg