Classic Posole Recipe

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Classic Posole
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  1. For pork: Preheat oven to 275°. Line a small roasting pan with foil. Mix cumin, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Rub spice mix all over pork. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place pork in pan and cover with sliced onion. Pour 1/2 cup water in the bottom of pan. Cover pan tightly with foil and roast until meat is very tender, 5–6 hours. Let pork rest until cool enough to handle.
  2. Using 2 forks, shred pork into bite-size pieces. Skim fat from juices in roasting pan; reserve meat. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill pork and juices separately.
  3. For posole: Heat oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the diced fresh tomatoes and stir until softened, about 2 minutes longer. Stir in broth and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  4. Add reserved pork to posole. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes longer for flavors to meld. Season to taste with salt and pepper, adding reserved juices from roast pork, if desired. Divide among bowls, garnish with shredded cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges, and serve with flour tortillas.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 463.11 Kcal (1939 kJ)
Calories from fat 133.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.8g 23%
Cholesterol 70.28mg 23%
Sodium 1210.85mg 50%
Potassium 1100.12mg 23%
Total Carbs 44.17g 15%
Sugars 8.05g 32%
Dietary Fiber 11.8g 47%
Protein 38.23g 76%
Vitamin C 12.5mg 21%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 139.7mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 73.74 Kcal (309 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.36g 23%
Cholesterol 11.19mg 23%
Sodium 192.81mg 50%
Potassium 175.17mg 23%
Total Carbs 7.03g 15%
Sugars 1.28g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1.88g 47%
Protein 6.09g 76%
Vitamin C 2mg 21%
Iron 0.8mg 29%
Calcium 22.2mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.7
  • 11

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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