- SLOW COOKER #1:
- 2 lb. pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 2/3 c. onion, chopped (about 1 medium)
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 5 c. water
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon
- 4-6 thai red chili peppers, whole
- 14 oz. red sauce, frozen (Jessica uses the Bueno Red Chili Puree)
- SLOW COOKER #2:
- 2 lb. fresh Nixtamal corn, rinsed well (about 4 cups) OR Hominy, drained.
- 1 1⁄2 lb. Northern beans, dry beans rinsed and washed
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 6 c. water
My neighbor Jessica made me the most delicious Slow Cooker Pork Posole and so I had to get the recipe to share with all of you! Jessica’s family is from Mexico and they celebrate “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) as a way to remember all of the loved ones who have passed. The day is actually a celebration of life and a way to honor the memory of those who are no longer living. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, you will certainly enjoy this recipe. I couldn’t get enough of it!
- This recipe is actually made in two (2) slow cookers.
- You will want to soak beans over night or for several hours for slow cooker #2
- Combine pork, onion, cumin, salt, water, chicken bouillon, red chile peppers, and red sauce in slow cooker #1.
- Cover slow cooker #1 and cook on Low for 5 – 6 hours.
- Also combine Nixtamal corn or hominy, Northern beans, salt and water in slow cooker #2.
- Cover slow cooker #2 and cook on Low for 5 – 6 hours also.
- When both slow cookers are ready, stir pork and red chile peppers “ONLY” from slow cooker #1, “remove and discard chile peppers” (set aside about 4 cups of red chili sauce/broth from the slow cooker), once chile peppers are removed and sauce/broth is set aside, combine pork mixture from slow cooker #1 with Nixtamal corn or hominy and beans in juice in slow cooker #2.
- Then add about 2-3 cups of red sauce/broth until you reach desired flavor.
- Keep in the slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
NOTE: The garnishments truly adds so much to this delicious recipe.
Garnish with fresh cut cilantro, lemon or lime wedges, green onion and/or avocado (cubed).
Provided by my neighbor Jessica!