Posole is a holiday staple here in New Mexico. A more traditional recipe can be found on the wrapper of Bueno Frozen Hominy, but my version is easy-peasy and doesn’t include pigs’ feet. It could be called the white-girl version, but it’s still caliente and delicious.
1 lb bag frozen hominy
1 container Bueno Red Chile
(I use HOT but MILD or MEDIUM are also available.)
1 package pork loin
1/4 c chicken bouillon powder
(I use Knorr “Caldo con Sabor de Pollo”)
1T cooking oil
(I used a garlic infused oil.)
Prepare hominy by boiling on stove top until kernals pop, about 2 hours. Add water as necessary. Add chicken bouillon any time after water reaches a boil. Once hominy has began to puff out, transfer to crockpot. Stir in thawed Bueno Red Chile, cook on high. (Add more water if necessary.)
Meanwhile, chop pork loin into bite-sized cubes. Cook in 1T oil on stove top until no longer pink. Add cooked pork to crockpot and continue to cook on high heat. This isn’t science, I usually leave it in the crockpot over night 8-12 hours because I really like it to marinate. If you cook the pork all the way through before adding, it could be eaten immediately.
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This is one of my favorite breakfasts. Here in New Mexico you can get the full fat version at many restaurants for breakfast, but you’ll spend upwards of 1000 calories that way. I have been making this healthy version for a while, and recently have been able to omit salt/pepper and found it still tastes delicious!
Healthy Green Chile Papitas
*Makes 1 serving at 405 calories
Green Chile Papas
2 cups Frozen shredded hashbrowns
6T 505 Green Chile Sauce (Mild, Medium or Hot)
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
Spray skillet with cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray) and cook hashbrowns over med-high heat. Brown one side then flip and brown other side. (You can add salt/pepper if you like but I find the cheese and chile eliminates the need for it.)
Meanwhile, heat the green chile sauce in the microwave or in a saucepan, and cook your eggs to your desired style. (I like my yolks runny for this recipe because they mix with the hashbrowns and are soooo good!)
When the hashbrowns are cooked, top with cheddar (pepperjack also works great), green chile, then eggs.
505 Green Chile Sauce
505 Green Chile is a staple around here. It used to be impossible to find REAL green chile outside of New Mexico, but I know that Walmart has started carrying this and I think it is becoming more widely available. If you can’t find it in your grocery store you can order it here if you live in the continental U.S.A.
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