Hacienda Mexican Restaurant: Pozole

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup that’s origins trace all the way back to the Aztecs. The soup has always featured corn (usually large kernel hominy), meat, a flavorful stock and a wide variety of garnishes. Because of the religious significance of corn to many early Mexican cultures, eating pozole was seen as a sacred ritual reserved for special occasions. Amongst some ancient cultures, a meal of pozole would be enjoyed by entire communities as an act of religious communion.

Today, pozole is enjoyed in many different regions throughout Mexico and all over the American Southwest. While recipes may vary by region or the season, the staple ingredients of hominy, pork and a rich stock are present in nearly every recipe.

Hacienda’s traditional pozole features chicken, pork and hominy in a flavorful broth garnished with sides of fresh lime, diced cabbage, onion, tortilla strips and a spicy chile de arbol sauce.