POZOLE- Master Chef Antonio Cruz recipe

POZOLE- Master Chef Antonio Cruz recipe

June 23, 2024

Authentic Mexican Pozole Soup with a Master Chef Touch

Embrace the warmth of winter with a hearty bowl of Mexican Pozole Soup, where tender hominy corn, savoury broth, and rich spices meld into a comforting symphony of flavours. Let each spoonful take you on a journey to Mexico, perfect for warming up at home and bringing joy to your taste buds!

Serves: 2

Cooking time: 1.5 hours


El Cielo Pozole Cooking Ingredients 

Fresh Ingredients 

  • 500gr Pork butt or shoulder chopped into small cubes
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 Big brown onion quartered
  • Bunch of coriander

Pantry Ingredients 

  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Bayleaves
  • 750ml Veggie stock
  • Black Peppercorns
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Thinly sliced cabbage
  • Finely chopped white onion
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Fresh coriander
  • Avocado
  • Lime wedges


  1. De-seed your chiles and soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes
  2. Saute the onion, garlic with a little salt till they get nice and brown.
  3. Blend your re-hydrated chiles with the onion and the garlic with the help of some of the soaking water till you get a paste, and reserve for later.
  4. On a very high heat sear your pieces of pork till they are nice and brown, then add the tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Make your bouquet of flavor by wrapping the coriancer, bay leaves and peppercorns into a cheese cloth and some butchers twine. (this is for easy removal)
  6. Add your chilli paste, oregano, vinegar, your aromat bouquet and top up with veggie stock.
  7. Bring to a simmer and lower to a very low heat.
  8. Cook covered for 1 hour.
  9. Drain the hominy corn and add to the pot with the pork and cook for 30 minutes more.
  10. Check for seasoning.

Plate a good amount of the pork , corn and the delicious broth and add all your toppings! You can even fry some corn tortillas with your Pozole!


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Step by step cooking video