Slow-Cooker Pork Posole
This hearty, comforting, lively Mexican soup deserves a wider audience.
Why This Recipe Works
Posole is a Spanish word for hominy, the oversize and deeply flavored corn kernels that are the key ingredient in the robust, long-simmered soup that goes by the same name. For a luscious and hearty—yet simple and hands-off—version of this comforting Mexican soup, we turned to the slow cooker. For the meat, we chose pork butt roast for its deep flavor and silky, tender texture. To achieve added richness and depth while also minimizing up-front work, we chose to brown just half the pork in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker. Softening onion and blooming some garlic, chili powder, and oregano in the same skillet allowed us to take advantage of the dark fond the browning pork had left in the pan.