A pozole is an indigenous Mexican stew, traditionally made with pork, tomato and hominy, that's eaten over the Christmas holiday. We modernized this authentic dish by substituting flank steak instead of traditional pork and by preparing the whole dish in a slow cooker. The tender, shredded beef matches perfectly with the tomato-based broth and aromatic blend of spices and chilies. A sprinkling of cilantro and lime tops it off nicely. Other garnish suggestions include fresh, chopped onion, sliced radish, queso fresco or crispy tortilla strips.
A traditional pozole takes hours to prepare, so making this recipe in a slow cooker saves on effort and is an effective way to achieve authentic, slow-cooked flavor. The array of ingredients in this complex dish cross the spectrum of flavors ranging from spicy to sweet to sour with the addition of honey and a squeeze of fresh lime juice right before serving. If you prefer, make this recipe using boneless pork chops (traditional) or boneless skinless chicken thighs. Use chicken stock instead of beef stock.