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January 5, 2006

I’m back in Eugene and loving it. I wanted to put a post up about one of my traditions. Since I grew up in New Mexico, we loved New Mexican food. Many years ago my Dad started making Posole on New Years day for good luck.

Posole is basically hominy, pork and red chile stew. We usually eat tamalles with them, but this year we went for the green chile chicken enchiladas. (The red and green mix was really good) Here are a few links for posole recipies.

Posole Stew
Santa Fe Posole
Bueno Posole

I haven’t actually made it because my Dad is always the one to put this together, but I do know some of his secrets. This is a great dish to clean out the freezer with. Almost any meat will work well with it if you have something that hasn’t been used yet. I have a pretty empty freezer because I’m a college student, but many families have things that end up hiding in the back. I also know that my Dad likes to cook the meat in the chile for a while before he adds the hominey and water. We’ve always just used Bueno brand frozen chile, because it’s easier. Ah…New Mexican food….so good.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2006 10:22 pm

    Do you have frybread with your posole? Mmmm, love frybread!

  2. Jodie permalink
    January 8, 2006 11:22 pm

    No, not usually. Maybe after for desert. I like to throw in little bits of tortilla in my posole and we try to get local freshly made ones if we can. Lots of times little mexican restaurants will sell a dozen tortillas.

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