Want a shortcut to make Pork Posole? Use your Instant Pot and a couple of other tips to make it in a flash!
Pressure Cooker Pork Posole
What’s the short cut you ask me? Well, two of them. One, I wanted to make something without dried guajillo and ancho chiles because they aren’t sold in every part of the country.
Two, I wanted to see if I could approximate the taste of Pork Posole without creating the sauce with the guajillo/ancho blended sauce which is one additional step. You know how I love pour it in a pot and go type of cooking.
In fairness, I do think those shortcuts impact the taste a bit. But, not enough to prevent me from making this again. A Mexican friend, as well as my husband who ate a lot of Pork Posole in Mexico, felt it was authentic enough, so I’ll post it here.
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Traditionally, you’d use dried guajillo, dried chiles de arbol and/or dried ancho chilis. You’d heat these in hot water, you’d blend the chilis and the water once the chilis are softened, and that would be your sauce.
I used canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce to approximate the taste. Be warned, I put in 3 chilis because I wanted it spicy. If you want to go easy on the spice, use only one and see how it tastes to you. You can always add more later.
I also used canned posole because I didn’t have dried ones 🙂 And I used pork shoulder (also called pork butt) because it is a cheap cut of meat that is fatty and can be tough, but very tender when pressure cooked.
EQUIPMENT YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE THIS INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER PORK POSOLE:
- Instant Pot Mini Duo, or Instant pot 6 quarts, or Instant Pot 8 Quarts
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- My favorite Cutting Board
- Good set of Kitchen Knives
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Super fast, one step Pressure Cooker Mexican Pork Posole recipe is a great dump and cook recipe for your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker.
- 1 pound pork shoulder, cut into bite size cubes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic
- 25 ounces posole or hominy grits with liquid
- 1-3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped, and with 1-3 teaspoons of the sauce (about half a small can)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Place all ingredients except cilantro in your Instant Pot, stir well, and set for 30 minutes at High Pressure.
- If you like your hominy to have a little bite, I suggest you put in half the can while cooking so it flavors and thickens a bit, and save the other half to add after cooking. I put all mine in.
- Allow to release pressure naturally, check pork for doneness, check stew for flavor, add chilis or salt as needed, garnish wth cilantro and serve.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.