Slow Cooker Pozole

Slow Cooker Pozole

Background and History

Pozole, a traditional Mexican soup, has roots dating back to pre-Columbian times when it held ritual significance in Aztec culture. Today, Slow Cooker Pozole offers a convenient and flavorsome way to prepare this hearty dish. Typically made with hominy, meat (usually pork or chicken), and a rich blend of spices, pozole has become a beloved comfort food enjoyed during celebrations and family gatherings.



2 cans (about 30 ounces), drained and rinsed.

Pork Shoulder or Chicken Thighs

1.5 pounds, diced.

Chicken Broth

6 cups.


1 large, chopped.

Garlic Cloves

4, minced.

Dried Oregano

1 tablespoon.

Ground Cumin

1 tablespoon.

Chili Powder

1 tablespoon.

Salt and Black Pepper

To taste.

Garnishes (optional)

Shredded cabbage, radishes, lime wedges, chopped cilantro.




Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

6-8 hours (Slow Cooker)

Total Time

Approximately 8 hours and 20 minutes


Prepare Ingredients

Rinse hominy under cold water.

Dice the pork shoulder or chicken thighs.

Combine Ingredients in Slow Cooker

Place hominy, diced pork or chicken, chopped onion, minced garlic, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in the slow cooker.

Pour in the chicken broth and stir well.

Slow Cook

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender and flavors meld together.


Ladle the pozole into bowls.

Serve with your choice of garnishes such as shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, lime wedges, and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~350 per serving

Protein: ~25g

Fat: ~15g

Carbohydrates: ~30g


Pozole can be made with red, green, or white hominy, depending on personal preference.

Adjust spice levels according to taste.

Pozole is often served with tostadas or tortillas.

Allergy Warning

Check ingredients for potential allergens, especially if using store-bought chicken broth.

Be aware of any meat allergies when choosing between pork or chicken.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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