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Pozole is a Mexican stew made from hominy, usually pork and chile peppers. It's traditionally eaten on New Year's Day to bring good luck.


Pozole is a Mexican stew made from hominy, usually pork and chile peppers. It's traditionally eaten on New Year's Day to bring good luck.

It's believed that pozole was invented by the Aztecs and then modified over time by different cultures. The Aztecs ate it once a year in honor of their gods, who were also named Pozol.

Today, there are many different types of pozole: white (made with chicken or goat), red (made with pork), and green (made with spinach). The most traditional type of pozole is red, which has been prepared for centuries and is still popular today.

The origin of Pozole

Pozole is a traditional Mexican dish that's made with pork and hominy. It's often considered the ultimate comfort food, and we think you'll agree once you try it.

Pozole originated in Mexico around 1500 BC, when the Aztecs served it to their gods as part of their rituals. They believed that eating pozole would bring them good luck and prosperity. And if any people know about luck, it's the Aztecs!

FAQs about Pozole

What are the 3 types of pozole?

1. Rojo (or red) pozole: made with a base of broth, chiles, and pork or chicken, and typically includes other ingredients such as hominy, onion, garlic, oregano, lettuce, radish, and lime.

2. Verde (or green) pozole: made from a green chili base and normally includes poblano peppers and tomatillos, cooked together with the pork or chicken. This type of pozole is usually served with fresh avocado, diced cabbage, and cilantro.

3. Blanco (or white) pozole: made without any chili-based sauce and usually cooked with chicken or pork. It is usually served with cheese, lettuce, radish, and onion.

What does pozole taste like?

Pozole has a slightly sour, earthy flavor with hints of spice that comes from the traditional ingredients used in its preparation. The texture of the stew can range from thick and creamy to more brothy, depending on the recipe. Pozole often has a hint of sweetness from the hominy, as well as a savory component from the addition of pork, chicken, or beef.

What is pozole called in English?

Pozole is sometimes referred to as Mexican stew in English.

What is pozole meat made of?

Pozole meat is typically made with pork, however chicken and beef can also be used.

Types of Pozole

Pozole is a delicious, hearty soup that's a staple in Mexican cuisine. It's made with a meat and hominy base, and usually served with toppings like cabbage, radish, onions, lime and avocado.

In its simplest form, pozole is a broth-based soup made from pork meat (usually shoulder), hominy (dried corn kernels), red chile peppers and spices. The word "pozole" comes from the Nahuatl word "pozolli," which means "foam." It gets this name because when the dish is cooked it has a layer of foam on top that looks like froth on water.

In Mexico City there are two versions of this dish: traditional and modern. The traditional version uses pork shoulder bones as its main ingredient; whereas the modern version uses pork meatballs instead of bones.

The traditional version of pozole was made by soaking dried maize in water overnight before cooking it into a thick paste called masa madre ("mother dough"). This paste was then used to make tamales or tamalitos de pollo ("little tamales" made with chicken).