This super easy instant pot pork posole recipe is healthy low sodium, flavorful pork soup, or stew that is made lightly spicy and can be enjoyed by the kiddos, too. This pork pozole recipe is a stew made with garlic, hominy, and pork and mix of other spices to help bring the flavor up. You might also want to try this instant pot Moroccan spiced chickpea stew or this healthy instant pot chicken piccata
Let’s start this post talking a little about posole, and of course, you’ll find the answer to some questions you might have about this pork posole recipe
What is posole?
Posole (or pozole) is a delicious Mexican soup, typically made with pork, chiles, hominy, and tasty toppings.
Making this in its traditional way is time-consuming; that why Mexico has often treated it for special occasions. But today we are making a low sodium version of pork posole in the instant pot that you can make every time you crave some posole. Oh, and I didn’t mention how easy it is to make instant pot pork posole, keep reading for the ingredients.
What are the ingredients for instant pot pork posole?
1 Tbsp olive oil: to saute the ingredients
1 cup chopped yellow onion: to enhance the flavor of the soup
3 garlic cloves, minced: Fresh is better
1 lb. ground pork: to make this soup less time consuming
1 tsp chili powder: Feel free to add more if you want it spicier
½ teaspoon ground cumin: Add the perfect touch of flavor
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper: Feel free to add more if you want it spicier
Salt and pepper: to your taste
1 (15 oz.) unsalted diced tomatoes: to add more flavor and color
4 cup unsalted chicken broth: to add more flavor
1 cup water: you can use more broth if you want
1 (28 oz.) white hominy, rinse and drained: an essential ingredient for the recipe
What is hominy, you may ask?
Hominy is dried corn kernels that have been soaked in water with lime. During this process, the hulls are loosened from the kennels and soften the kernels. It is making the kernels to double in their size.
What kind of pork for instant pot posole?
Boneless pork leg
If you want to keep this recipe healthy, I’d recommend going for lean pork.
How to make pork posole in the instant pot?
Turn on your instant pot and select the sautee function. Heat olive oil in the pot adds onion, garlic pork, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste, cook, saute for 5 minutes stirring often. Turn off the instant pot.
Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth and water, stir to blend. Close and lock the lid set cooker on low pressure, set timer for 20 minutes.
Release pressure using the natural release method. Unlock the lid and add hominy, stirring to blend.
Serve the soup into the bowls; top with any of the toppings you like from the options mention in
You'll find the whole recipe in the recipe card at the end of this post. Don't forget to pin it.
How to serve posole
A fun way to serve pozole to the family is having different kinds of garnishes in separate bowls and let them decide which one they want.
Here are some of the most common garnish options you can serve with Pork posole:
- Lime wedges
- Shredded Cabbage
- Cheese (Normally queso fresco)
- Chopped onion
- Tortilla strips
- Tostadas (on the side)
- Tortillas (on the side)
- Sour cream
- Hot sauce
instant pot pork posole healthy?
This pork pozole is healthy, low sodium, but most importantly, we are using 97% lean ground pork, and we’re adding so many healthy toppings after cooking.
I hope you like this instant pot pork posole recipe, and if you have never heard of this soup before, this instant pot pork pozole is delicious comfort food that is hearty, meaty, and you don’t want miss all the fresh it has.
Super easy instant pot pork posole (pozole))
This super easy instant pot pork posole (pozole) recipe is delicious, low sodium and perfect for chili winter night even the kids will enjoy it, yeah it isn't that spicy.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (15 oz.) unsalted diced tomatoes
- 4 cup unsalted chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 (28 oz.) hominy, rinse and drained
- ½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
- 1 fresh lime
- Turn on your instant pot and select the sautee function. Heat olive oil in the pot adds onion, garlic pork, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste, cook, saute for 5 minutes stirring often. Turn off the instant pot.
- Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth and water, stir to blend. Close and lock the lid set cooker on low pressure, set timer for 20 minutes.
- Release pressure using the natural release method. Unlock the lid and add hominy, stirring to blend.
- Serve soup into the bowls; top with any of the toppings you like from the options I mention in the post above like cilantro and lime.
The salt isn't added to the total of sodium in the nutrition facts.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g
Nutrition information is an estimate, some ingredients vary by brands.
Like every recipe from Enjoy Clean Eating, the salt that is added isn’t count, feel free to add the salt you need. All recipes you find here have been enjoyed by my family. We don’t eat high sodium food, but we don’t have any medical condition that limits us to a certain amount. It is our personal preference to eat low sodium food.
This recipe was inspired by the red posole recipe from Allrecipes
Does the chicken need to be cooked prior going into the instant pot or can it be thawed chicken? Thank you!
I didn't use chicken for this recipe.
If I omitted the tomatoes, do you think it will still be good?
I haven't tried it without tomatoes, but if you do, let me know. I think it's going to taste good because the other ingredients add more flavor than the tomatoes.