Pozole Roja

Serves 8-10 happy people

Boneless pork country style rib meat simmered in a pressure cooker of red chile sauce with onions, poblanos, hominy and UR Roja Sauce. Tremendous flavors!!


  • 3 lbs boneless country style pork ribs, cut in 1” cubes and dusted with Trim Tabb’s Pig Powder or favorite rub
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 poblanos peppers, chopped
  • 8 cloves or 4 t garlic, minced
  • 1T cumin
  • 2 c red chile sauce*
  • 4 c low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 t salt and 1 t black pepper
  • 2 t Mexican oregano
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 4 T Underwood Ranches Roja Hot Sauce
  • 5-6 c hominy, drained
  • ½ c cilantro, chopped
  • Garnishes – shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese, lime wedges, tortilla chips
  1. *Red chile sauce – remove stems and seeds from 10 dried chiles (I used California chiles – Anaheims), soak in hot water for about 30 minutes till soft. Pulverize chiles with the liquid in a blender until smooth; strain through a sieve and add water if needed to make 2 cups.
  2. Brown pork pieces in olive oil in an instant pot or pressure cooker; remove meat.
  3. Add onion, poblanos, garlic, cumin and cook til soft.
  4. Add red chile sauce and saute for 10 minutes. Add pork, chicken broth, bay leaves, salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, and UR Roja.
  5. Pressure cook on High for 30 minutes, remove lid (you can break up pork pieces a little if so desired), add hominy and pressure cook for 10 minutes more.
  6. Stir in cilantro and serve with garnishes!

Karen 12.23.2020