This rich-tasting stew is ideal to warm things up on a cold night.
Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 8 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium
- 8 large, dried New Mexican red chilies
- 1½ quarts chicken stock, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp. oregano
- 2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cubed
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. canola oil
- 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
- 40 oz. canned hominy
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- Seed the chilies, reserving the seeds. In a dry, hot frying pan, heat the chilies until warmed through and fragrant. Do not burn or brown them. Place the chilies and seeds in a medium pot with 1 quart stock, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and oregano. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a plastic bag, toss the cubed pork with the flour to coat. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet and brown the meat on all sides. Add the onions and cook about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
- Pour the unused stock, hominy, cilantro, and the onion and pork mixture into a 4-quart slow cooker.
- Strain the chili-stock mixture through a mesh sieve into the slow cooker insert, mashing down with a wooden spoon to press out the pulp and juice. Discard the seeds and remaining solids.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.