Spicy Red Mexican Pozole

Authentic Spicy Mexican Red Pozole | Kitchen Cents

Authentic Red Mexican Pozole (Posole)

This Mexican Pozole is a fiery red soup filled with chiles, pork, chicken, and hominy corn. A cold-weather favorite with strong Mexican flavors!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Martin Petersen


Red Pazole:

  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless pork ribs fat trimmed and cubed
  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 poblano pepper roasted, seeded and diced
  • 1 anaheim pepper roasted, seeded and diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers roasted, diced (leave seeds = more spicy)
  • 25 oz canned green chiles
  • 2 7.75 oz cans El Pato Tomato Sauce yellow can
  • 42 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 75-111 oz Hominy corn in water (1 large 111oz can is usually cheaper than a bunch of smaller cans)
  • 3 cups water


  • Thinly sliced cabbage
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • lime wedges


  1. In a LARGE pot, add olive oil, onions, and oregano and saute (about 2-3 minutes). Add garlic (30 seconds).

  2. Remove half onion-garlic mixture and put aside. Add chicken. Cook for 5-8 minutes until browned and mostly cooked through. Remove from pot.
  3. Add other half of onion-garlic mixture and pork rib chunks. Cook for 5-8 minutes until browned and mostly cooked through.
  4. Add chicken mixture back into pot. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a low boil then simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow thickening, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with thinly sliced cabbage, thinly sliced radishes, and lime.

Recipe Notes

To speed up cook time, you can cook the chicken and pork together but separating them during the initial cooking process allows this Pozole to have a deeper flavor. If too spicy you can add sour cream as garnish, this isn't traditional but still very yummy! You can FREEZE this soup. Cool and bag or place in freezer tupperware. When ready to eat, thaw and reheat.

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