Pozole (or posole – same diff.) is the epitome of comfort food. I’ve written about my Mexican food ignorance, but pozole is another dish that was completely foreign to me until I met Sam. It’s his version of chicken noodle soup, except loaded with hominy (maize corn kernels) instead of noodles. In addition to being totally delicious and hearty when you’re sick, it’s a dish that my mother-in-law always makes during the holidays. And after five years together, I finally got the recipe. Merry Christmas to me! I’m officially a Guerrero. Even if I still struggle rolling my rrrr’s.
This version of pozole is super simple to make. In fact, like chicken noodle soup, the broth is clean and light – but it’s the toppings that make this soup really special. From avocado to tortilla chips, we serve pozole with a platter of goodies for a build-your-own-bowl type meal. This recipe makes a large pot o’ soup, so invite your nearest and dearest over, and enjoy the holidays with a full belly.