Easy Weeknight Posole
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Easy Weeknight Posole

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Easy Weeknight Posole has a warm flavorful broth perfectly seasoned with an earthy chili base, onions, garlic and aromatic spices.

This Easy Weeknight Posole is so full of flavor. You would think that it had simmered on the stove all day long. But it actually took under an hour to make!

Oh Posole, how yummy art thou? I remember the first time I tried Posole, it was immediate love for this dish!

A friend had invited me over to show me how to make this wonderful soup from his home country.  I am always open to learning new recipes and absolutely love Mexican food so, of course, I said yes!

I was never much of a fan of hominy but after sampling this dish my mind was changed. I had never had a soup quite like this! A warm flavorful broth perfectly seasoned with an earthy chili base, onions, garlic and aromatic spices then topped with a bit crisp cabbage, fresh cilantro, cheese and crumbled crunchy corn tortilla. And the squeeze of fresh lime sent it over the top!

Easy Weeknight Posole

Since this is one of those dishes that can typically take a good portion of the day to make, I decided to create a quicker version (Easy Weeknight Posole), without sacrificing taste, so that it could be enjoyed more often.

I make up a batch of Mexican Adobo Sauce to keep on hand and use this for the chili base of this soup. I also keep packages of pulled pork and pulled chicken in the freezer for quick meals, like this soup. For pork recipe Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas and chicken Lemony Whole Roasted Chicken check out these links.

Rotisserie chicken or pork carnitas from your local grocery store will work as well. Be careful with the salt though, you probably will need to omit the salt from this recipe or season to taste once recipe is ready to serve.

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Easy Weeknight Posole

Easy Weeknight Posole has a warm flavorful broth perfectly seasoned with an earthy chili base, onions, garlic and aromatic spices.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: posole, soups
Servings: 4
Calories: 383kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen


  • 1 small onion julienne
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked pulled pork or chicken
  • 1 cup Homemade Mexican adobo sauce Mexican Adobo Sauce
  • 4 cups good quality chicken broth
  • 1-25 ounce can hominy drained and rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • chopped cabbage
  • fresh cilantro torn
  • cojita cheese crumbled (or your favorite cheese)
  • crunchy tortilla strips or crumbled tortilla chips
  • fresh lime wedges


In a pan, over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until tender and translucent. do not brown. Add cooked pork/chicken and adobo sauce, cook about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, hominy and seasonings, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes, stirring as needed.

    Ladle soup into bowls. Top with cabbage, cilantro, cheese and tortilla strips. Squeeze with fresh lime wedge.


      Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 13298mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 4mg
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      • PJ Thompson
        October 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm

        That looks like an amazing meal for a cold evening and good friends. I like your suggestions on how to streamline the recipe for an easy weeknight meal. Can’t wait to try it.

        • angela@mealstreetkitchen
          October 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

          Thank you PJ. It would definitely be great for a dinner party with friends and homemade margaritas!

      • chefkreso
        October 16, 2017 at 7:56 am

        Looks delicious, awesome flavours, would love to try!


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