Pozole Estilo de Michoacán (Hominy and Pork Stew) Recipe

Pozole Estilo de Michoacán (Hominy and Pork Stew) Recipe
Staff Writer



Pozole is popular in many Latin American countries. It is made from corn that is treated with lime (the mineral), and then cooked with spices and often meat to make a hearty soup or stew. The lime treatment enhances the nutritional value of the corn and changes its flavor.

In the markets and several other street locations in Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacán, you can find some of the best pozole in Mexico. That is not to say that there are not other great versions, but this one typifies for me what pozole is all about.


In a pot, gently boil the pozole in enough water to cover for 25-40 minutes. The kernels will just begin to open up or “blossom.”

In a separate skillet, salt and brown the pork well in the lard or vegetable oil. Remove from the pan and, in the same pan, lightly brown the onion and garlic. Return the pork to the pan and add the spices, the chopped chiles, and chile purée, if using.

Stir well and fry for about 3 minutes, then add water or broth to 1-inch above the meat. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer for 25-35 minutes until the meat begins to get tender.

Combine with the pozole and simmer for 25-40 more minutes until the meat is very tender. Garnish and serve.


Calories per serving:

305 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 14g 21%
  • Carbs 5g 2%
  • Saturated 5g 27%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 42g 83%
  • Cholesterol 123mg 41%
  • Sodium 152mg 6%
  • Calcium 47mg 5%
  • Magnesium 48mg 12%
  • Potassium 819mg 23%
  • Iron 5mg 26%
  • Zinc 10mg 69%
  • Phosphorus 425mg 61%
  • Vitamin A 35µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 23%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 47%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 61%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 13µg 3%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 72%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 10%
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