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Mexican Posole Soup Recipe
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Mexican Posole Soup Recipe with Shredded Pork

This Mexican Posole Soup boasts tender shredded pork, the deep taste of cumin, bright splashes of lime and cilantro, and tangy splash of hot sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 275kcal



  • 2 lb Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Red Onion (sliced)
  • Salt and Pepper


  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion (chopped)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 6 Cups Chicken broth
  • 28 oz can Pinto Beans (undrained)
  • 28 oz can Hominy (drained)
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes (pureed in blender)
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Mexican Hot Sauce
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Pepper


  • Juice from 1 wedge of lime per bowl
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Shredded Mild Cheddar
  • Flour Tortillas


  • Combine pork seasonings and coat meat.
  • Place in Dutch Oven or roasting pan with ½ cup water and topped with sliced onions.
  • Cover tightly with foil or lid then place in oven at 275 degrees for 5-6 hours, or until fork tender. Remove from oven and let rest till cool enough to handle, then remove any large chunks of fat and shred meat (reserve juices).
  • Heat oil in large pot and sauté onions till translucent (5 mins).
  • Add garlic till aromatic(2 mins), then add tomatoes until softened (2 mins).
  • Add remaining ingredients, minus salt and pepper.
  • Stir occasionally for 30 mintutes.
  • Add shredded pork and pan juices to soup and simmer for 30 more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with shredded cheddar, lime wedge, chopped cilantro, and flour tortillas.


Though in the recipe I recommend using the oven to cook the pork, I often use my crock pot instead. You do not need tin foil if using the crock pot. Just cook on high until the pork begins falling apart, and then shred and proceed with the instructions.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will love my Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef as well!


Calories: 275kcal