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Simpler Posole, Navajo (Hominy Pork Stew)

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“There are several Posole recipes here, and this particular Navajo Posole can be found 2 or 3 places on the net as well as in Spirit of the Harvest: North American Indian Cooking. But me and my family have enjoyed this recipe so much that I wanted to be able to share this with others on RecipeZaar. We usually serve this with white flour tortilias. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do. As a note we use canned hominy since blue dried posole(dried whole hominy) is not easily available to us. We have also easily adapted this to a crockpot. This recipe is from Marilyn Yazzie, Navajo, Tsenjikini (honeycombed rock) mother's clan, Tachiinnii (Red runs into the water) Father's clan. She favors using only fresh chiles, and likes it hot. She uses lean pork and no salt, for health reasons. If you're not so sure about fiery southwestern foods, use only 1 jalapeno, or use only mild green chiles, instead of jalapenos.Prep time varies depending on whether or not dried hominy is used.”
5hrs 20mins

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  1. Rinse posole in cold water until water runs clear.Soak for several hours or overnight in cold water.
  2. Place posole with water to cover in large heavy covered pot or Dutch oven and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer covered, till posole pops, about 1 hour. If using canned hominy or frozen hominy ,omit these steps.
  3. Roast the peppers(if fresh)in a paper bag in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes, remove, cool and slip skins off easily,chop.
  4. Add everything but herbs and salt to Dutch Oven or crockpot and simmer 4 hours or set crockpot on high 4 hours.
  5. Remove meat, shred, return to pot, add herbs and salt to taste.
  6. Simmer, covered, 1 more hour.
  7. Serve as stew or do as we do and spoon on to tortilias and roll up folding one end under burrito style.

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