Pozole rojo is delicious during the Fall and Winter months. Try this yummy authentic Mexican pork soup for dinner!

Pozole Rojo (Authentic Mexican Pozole)

Pozole rojo is the perfect dish to warm you up this winter and guests will love it!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings +
Calories 381 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 4 1/2 lbs pork butt roast cut into pieces
  • 6 guajillo chilies
  • 4 ancho chilies
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 2 25 oz cans of hominy
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Garnishes:cabbage radishes, lime juice, corn tortillas


  1. Bring pork, 5 cloves of garlic, salt and water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until pork is done. (about 2 hours)
  3. Remove meat from pot and let cool. When cool shred into smaller pieces.
  4. When broth has cooled strain and reserve.
  5. Toast the chilies on a skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds. Transfer chilies to a pot with 2 cups of hot water.
  6. Let chiles soak for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Transfer chilies and water, 3 garlic cloves and 1/4 white onion to a blender.
  8. Blend for a minute or two.
  9. Heat up 1 1/2 tbs of olive oil in pot over medium heat. When hot add in the blended chile sauce with a mesh strainer.
  10. Fry the sauce for a few minutes then add in the strained broth. Stir well.
  11. Next add the two cans of hominy (water drained).
  12. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  13. Turn heat off and add in the pork pieces. Season with additional salt if desired.
  14. Serve and garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Pozole Rojo (Authentic Mexican Pozole)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 895mg39%
Potassium 1013mg29%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 4265IU85%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.