The best vegetarian pozole in the world.
Are you a vegetarian and miss certain Mexican dishes? Yeah, me too. I miss pozole, but I haven’t eaten meat for years. So I thought I would help you out…
For those of you that don’t know, it’s a spicy, Mexican, stew that consists of hominy and a shredded meat (pork or beef usually).
The past few months I’ve been craving it and been seeing vegetarian recipes floating around but nothing quite seemed to wow me…and I love cooking so I decided to make my own damn recipe!
Marlita’s homemade Spicy Vegetarian Pozole
Keep in mind, when I cook – I guesstimate. That’s the secret to my kickass cooking. 😉 so good luck!
You will need:
a 5qt pot
6-7 small/medium russet potatoes
10 – Chiles de Arbol (dried)
4 – California Chiles (dried)
4-5 garlic cloves
sea salt (I rarely use salt so use your best judgment)
2-3 crushes of fresh black pepper
1 tablespoon of oregano
1 vine ripe tomato
1 bunch of cilantro
a bag of limes
1 lb. of hominy/nixtamal
1. Wash all veggies.
Cut potatoes into small cubes/triangles so they are bite size. Do not peel the skin off.
Throw cubes into the pot.
2. Peel and cut garlic
3. break the stems off of all your dried chiles.
4. Throw your dried chiles (don’t take out the seeds), oregano and garlic into the blender. Fill blender half way with water and blend.
5. Hold strainer over pot and pour contents of blender into the strainer.
6. rinse hominy/nixtamal and throw into pot.
7. Add a couple of crushes of black pepper. sprinkle some sea salt.
8. Fill blender halfway with water again and pour through strainger into pot.
Cover and simmer on low-medium heat for about twenty minutes.
9. slice (mushrooms and) tomato and add to pot. stir pot. simmer for 10-15 minutes.
While pozole is simmering, cut up cilantro and cabbage for garnishing. Cut some limes.
(do not cook any of these in stew!)
When pozole is done,
Serve yourself a big bowl and garnish with cabbage and cilantro. Squeeze lots of lime. :)OH! and you can add a little bit of Tapatio hot sauce for an extra little kick, that’s what I like to do anyway…and by a little bit, I mean douse that sh*t.
Enjoy!!!!!!!! It’s good for you! AND I looooooooove to eat this when I’m feeling sick.
I would love to hear how your recipes turned out! Let me know. 😉
p.s. it makes you pee a lot. 🙂 haha!