Warm Up The Winter With Pozole
There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s day than a hearty stew. That’s where Pozole comes in. Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup that delivers big bold flavor. Typically made from hominy, with meat, and can be seasoned and garnished with shredded cabbage, chile peppers, onion, garlic, radishes, avocado, salsa or limes.
It can be made several different ways - red, white, or green and although more commonly made with pork, pozole can also be made with chicken or even seafood and fish. The red pozole has a base of one or more chiles, such as guajillo, piquin, or ancho. The green pozole is made with green-based ingredients, such as tomatillos, epazote, cilantro, jalapeños, or pepitas. While, the white pozole is prepared without any additional green or red sauce.
Similar to many Mexican dishes, pozole carries significant Aztec history. Even the name originates from Nahuatl, which is an Uto-Aztecan language. Since the main ingredient in Pozole is Hominy, which is made from corn, Aztecs and other Mesoamerican people only cooked Pozole only on special occasions. Due to the belief that humans were made by the corn gods, therefore, corn was considered a sacred plant.
Nowadays, Pozole is consumed year-round, but is still especially popular at holiday celebrations and during the winter months when you’re body is asking for something nice and warm. Next time you’re craving a delicious bowl of homemade Pozole, visit our locations located in Sturgis and Coldwater.
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