Mexico’s most famous stew

Beginner’s guide to Mexican Pozole eating

Do you know how every country have certain meals that taste better homemade? Well, that’s how Pozole is for us Mexicans, a delicious traditional dish and grandma’s favorite to pamper the whole family. Next time you visit Mexico, remember to add this popular dish to your food bucket list. Keep reading to learn more about Mexican Pozole and to discover how to make it at home.


A brief history

The name pozole comes from the Nahuatl word “pozolli” which means ‘frothy’. Similar to the form the white corn takes when is boiled. Pozole was considered a sacred dish for the Nahuatl and it was exclusively made for religious ceremonies. History says that part of the ingredients was human flesh. Yes, human meat. But don’t let this ruin the taste of Pozole next time you eat it.

Everything changed when the Spanish arrived, they replaced human meat with pork meat. And Pozole became a dish that everyone could eat and is now one of the most ancient and traditional dishes of Mexico.


But, what is Pozole?

Glad you asked! Nowadays, there are different styles and colors of Mexican Pozole. There is green Pozole, white Pozole or red Pozole, like the colors of the flag. It can be made with pork, chicken or even shrimp in some states of Mexico. Usually served alongside shredded cabbage, onion, radishes, lime, oregano, salsas, sour cream, and tostadas. Want to learn the recipe? Keep reading!


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Pozole rojo ingredients:

-2 pounds of pork
-6 guajillo chiles
-1 Can of hominy
-6 cloves of garlic
-1 tomato
-Salt and Pepper
-1/4 onion
-1 teaspoon of oregano
-1 teaspoon of cumin
-2 bay leaves
-Chopped radish
-Chopped lettuce
-Tortilla chips
-Chopped cilantro
-Chopped onion


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1.- Boil the pork meat in enough water with the garlic, the onion, salt, and pepper.
2.- Once the meat is ready, add the hominy and boil for 15 minutes.
3.- Mix the remaining with 5 cloves of garlic, the guajillo chilies, the tomato, the onion, the cumin, the salt, the pepper and 1/2 cup of hominy.
4.- Once blended, filter the mix and add to the boiling pot with all the other ingredients. Season with oregano and salt and let it boil for 15 more minutes.
5.- Your Pozole is ready! Now topped with chopped lettuce, onions, radishes, lime and with delicious tortilla chips and enjoy.


Do you have any similar plate in your country? Share it in a comment!

Dinner time is something that Mexicans take very seriously, read: 10 Authentic Dishes Of Mexican Gastronomy