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Leftover Pork Posole

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  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


An easy weeknight soup recipe that uses up leftover pork with hominy.


  • 1 Tbs avocado oil (or other neutral flavored oil)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 7oz can died green chiles
  • 23 cups leftover shredded pork (try Instant Pot Pork Carnitas)
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 bouillon cube or 1 tsp Better Than Bouillon soup base
  • 14.5 oz water (just fill the empty can of tomatoes with water after they’re added)
  • 1 15.5 oz can white hominy


  • Heat a large pot over medium high heat on the stovetop and add in the 1 Tbs oil.
  • Once the oil is heated, add in the diced red pepper and sauté stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until the pepper is softened and fragrant.
  • Next, add in remaining ingredients including the 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, 7oz diced green chiles, 2 – 3 cups leftover pork, 14.5 oz of tomatoes, 1 bouillon cube, 14.5 oz water and 15.5 oz of white hominy to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Allow the soup mixture to come to a simmer (slowly bubbling) and then reduce to medium low heat and cover with a lid and allow to cook for 10 minutes so the flavors can incorporate.
  • Season with additional salt as needed.
  • Serve with optional garnishes like diced green onion, avocado, radishes and cilantro