Hominy, Pozole, Albondigas, Chilorio and Cochinita


Pozole History and Information

Pozole or Posole is a Robust, medium spicy soup made with pork or chicken, hominy, onions and spices. A Mexican stew similar to Menudo, Pozole is a prehispanic stew or soup from Mexico that was originally served on Christmas Eve but now is a favorite meal that can be served on a cold day, after church or at any time of the year.

Pozole comes from the nahuatl word “Potzolli” which means foamy, and it is a typical dish made from nixtamalized cacahuazintle corn, with meat, usually chicken, pork rinds, pork, turkey, chili peppers, seasonings and garnish. The Ingredients of Pozole changed after the colonization by the Spaniards, but the fundamental ingredient; corn, remained.

Pozole was made to be consumed on special occasions, since corn was considered a sacred plant for the Aztecs as well as other Mesoamerica inhabitants. The combination of meat and corn for the Aztecs was important because they had the belief humans where made out of cornmeal dough by the gods. On these special occasions when pozole was consumed the meat used in the pozole was human. After tearing the heart out of their prisoners in a ritual sacrifice, Aztecs would chop the rest of the body and cook it with corn. Then as an act of religious communion, the pozole was eaten by the whole community. After the Spanish conquest and cannibalism was prohibited, pork became the predominant meat as it “tasted very similar” to human meat. Pozole today is a typical dish in various states like as Jalisco, Mexico, Morelos, Michoacan, Guerrero, Distrito Federal and Sinaloa.

Bring the taste of authentic Mexican pozole home with Juanita's Pozole - Pork & Hominy Soup and Juanita's Chicken Pozole, for one delicious, rich savory meal that will warm your spirit with its hearty ingredients and robust flavor. Garnish it with fresh radishes, oregano, shredded cabbage, chopped onions and lime; make sure to accompany it with warm corn tortillas.

Some recipes that use hominy besides Pozole include Menudo, hominy chili, casseroles, hominy bread, fried dishes and hog n’ hominy. If you’re making the red or white versions of menudo or pozole, try our two varieties Juanita’s Mexican-Style White Hominy and Teasdale Maiz Blanco Pozolero.

Are you having a hard time deciding what to make for dinner or what to have for dinner? MexGrocer comes to your rescue with Juanita’s delicious, mouthwatering meals in a can. Choose from Pork & Green Chile Sauce which are tender chunks of pork in an authentic Mexican style green sauce, Juanita’s Beef & Red Chile Sauce made with tender chunks of beef simmered in an authentic sauce with dried pasilla and guajillo chiles, Juanitas Meatball Soup – Albondigas which are hearty meatballs made from thick slices of selected fresh vegetables and an aromatic seasoned broth and fresh ground lean beef and rice; as well as Juanita’s Chicken & Vegetable Stew and Beef & vegetable Stew for a finger licking good meal, that won’t disappoint. Accompany your dishes with some quesadillas with Huitlacoche made with Monteblanco Huitlacoche for an authentic and complete Mexican meal.

Before having your meal, open a can and snack on Herdez or Monteblanco Mushrooms in Escabeche. A delicious unique Mexican dish, you can have as a delicious appetizer or mix with with pasta, shrimp, beef or chicken for a delicious meal.

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