Instant Pot Pork and Hominy Stew (Posole)

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recipe by Urvashi Pitre

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    Total Time
    1hr 0mins
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I used a few different shortcuts in this posole recipe. Rather than follow the traditional method of toasting the chiles, then soaking and blending them, I used ancho chile powder and canned chipotle chiles for a quick, very flavorful, but not overly spicy blend. A bowlful of comfort, this stew will quickly become a favorite in your house.

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recipe updated Jun 12, 2020


  • Pork shoulder icon
    Pork shoulder
    454 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce icon
    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
    3 (about 594 g)
  • Hominy icon
    709.38 g (about 4 ¼ cups)
  • Water icon
    ¾ cup (about 180 g)
  • Ancho chili powder icon
    Ancho chili powder
    2 tsp (about 5.3 g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    2 tsp (about 4.2 g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1 tsp (about 0.7 g)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (about 6 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    ¼ cup (about 7.2 g)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add pork shoulder, yellow onion, hominy, water, garlic clove, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, ancho chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano and salt to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 30 min
  4. Natural release
  5. Season to taste
  6. Garnish with cilantro
  7. Serve
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