- 18 ounces Match pork, thawed
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 2/3 cup Roasted Anaheim Chiles
- 1 tablespoon New Mexico chile powder*
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (29-ounce) drained can white hominy
- 1 and 3/4 cups vegan chicken broth (prepared from Not Chick'n bouillon)
- 1 and 3/4 cups vegan beef broth (prepared from Not Beef bouillon)
- 3/4 cup crushed baked tortilla chips**
- 6 tablespoons thinly sliced radishes
- 6 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 6 lime wedges
2. Stir in the Anaheim chiles, chile powder, coriander, cumin, oregano, salt, hominy, and both the chicken and beef broths; bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 and 1/2 hours.
Note: if you're pressed for time, you don't technically need to simmer the stew this long; Match pork cooks far faster than real pork, and about 20 minutes should be enough. However, I wanted to let my stew simmer so the flavors could really blend. It also meant that the wonderful, simmering soup lived up to its name - posole, after all, means "foamy."
3. Remove the pork pieces from the soup and chop into bite-sized pieces; return to the pan. Ladle 1 and 1/3 cups of soup into each of 6 bowls. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons crushed chips, 1 tablespoon radishes, 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion, 2 teaspoons cilantro, and 1 lime wedge.
*For the full run down on New Mexico chile powder, see my post for New Mexican Red Chile Sauce.
**The easiest way to crush the tortilla chips is to place in a zip-top plastic bag and crumble with your fingers or a rolling pin into smaller pieces.
6 servings (1 and 1/3 cups soup, 2 tablespoons chips, 1 tablespoon radishes, 1 tablespoon onion, 2 teaspoons cilantro, 1 lime wedge), Calories 263
A super flavorful soup - the broth was similarly spiced to chile, but the ingredients were fresher and lighter. I particularly loved the crunch of the tortilla chips on top, the peppery contrasting bite of the radish, the fresh spritz of lime, and the chewy texture of the hominy. I haven't had much hominy in the past, but while eating this soup it occurred to me that it's kind of a chewy version of popcorn - yum! This soup is a meal in itself, no need to prepare anything extra on the side.