Quick and Easy Vegetarian Pozole

Enjoy this authentic Mexican dish at home

If you are in the mood for a great authentic Mexican dish, you might want to try Pozole.  This stew is a favorite in restaurants and in Mexico.  But you do not need to spend hours preparing it.  There is a fast method that will bring great results.  All you need are some simple ingredients and a crock-pot.

Easy Crock-Pot Vegetarian Pozole


1 large can hominy, drained

1 teaspoon of Oregano

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon white pepper

2 cans of pinto beans, rinsed

½ cup scallion, chopped

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

1 small can of green chilies

½ cup red peppers, sliced

1 large can of diced tomatoes, drained

* Topping Ideas:

Fresh Cilantro, lime wedges, guacamole and sour cream, Romaine lettuce, green onions, sliced black olives


In a small skillet brown the garlic and scallions in the vegetable oil no longer than five minutes.  Set aside to cool down for another five minutes.

Mix all of the ingredients into a large crock-pot and cover with water.  Cook on the low setting for about six to eight hours or on the high setting for two to three hours until the vegetables have softened.  Serve the Pozole immediately with rice or corn tortillas with your favorite toppings.  Makes about 8 to 10 servings.

Mexican Comfort Food – Pozole



Pozole is one of those dishes that just makes you feel good.  It’s a Mexican stew that has a nice kick to it.  There are a variety of ways to make it, some can be very labor intensive and take hours, and of course those are the best ones.  This dish is considered a traditional Christmas recipe from New Mexico and is very simple.

Serves four

Recipe can be cooked in a crock pot or on top of the stove.


1 lb pork roast with the bone in
1 garlic clove
1 large can of white hominy
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
½ tsp oregano
New Mexico red chili powder  to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

In a crock pot:

Cut up pork into chunks and remove most of fat
Add water to cover pork
Peel garlic and split in half, add to cooker
Add onion
Add oregano

Set cooker to low and cook until meat falls off bone

Add chili to taste
Add hominy last 30 minutes of cooking

On the stovetop:

In a Dutch oven add:


Cook until pork is tender

Add hominy the last 30 minutes of cooking

To serve:

Separate the pork with two forks and spoon into plates.  Cut up a lime and squeeze over the Pozole just before serving with nice warm tortillas.