Slow-Cooker Mexican-Style Pork and Hominy Stew
Posole—in this case, posole rojo—is a traditional Mexican stew that features tender shredded pork and hominy in a flavorful broth and is garnished with colorful raw vegetables. Its signature red color comes from dried red chiles.
Why This Recipe Works
Keeping with tradition for our slow-cooker Mexican-style pork and hominy stew recipe, we added the raw whole country-style ribs to the simmering liquid. Browning is not necessary here, as it creates a firm, crusty texture on the outside of each piece of meat, which in turn makes the shredding process more difficult. When choosing hominy for our Mexican-style pork and hominy stew recipe, we had two options: canned or freshly rehydrated hominy. Though the freshly rehydrated hominy produced superb results, the posole with canned hominy was still really good and saved us a significant amount of prep time.