Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 8 servings


16ounces dried posole (soaked overnight before using)
4cups lower-sodium chicken broth or water, divided
1 to 2pounds pork, beef or chicken, cubed
1tablespoon vegetable oil
1-- white onion, chopped
3-- garlic cloves, minced
1-- dried ancho chile, minced
1-- chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced, plus 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce
2-- bay leaves
2tablespoons oregano
1teaspoon cumin
1/2teaspoon ground allspice or ground cloves
1/2teaspoon salt


  1. Combine posole and 3 1/2 cups chicken broth in a large stew pot with a lid. Cook over medium-high heat for about 30 minutes or until kernels pop. (The water or the broth will be lightly boiling after about 20 minutes, and the kernels will make a popping noise.)
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and meat, and sauté until brown. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add chiles and adobo sauce, bay leaves, oregano, cumin, allspice and salt. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cook for about 10 minutes until flavors have blended.
  3. Add meat mixture to posole mixture. Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium, and cook 20 to 30 minutes longer. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, minced cilantro and sour cream in desired. Note: Posole can be served very spicy and hot or very mild. For a milder posole, remove the seeds from the chiles before cooking.

To order dried posole online, visit www.localharvest.org/store or www.ranchogordo.com

Recipe by Jeanette Hurt.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 490
  • Fat 15g
  • Sodium 1290mg
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 39g