This easy posole recipe is made in the slow cooker and makes a fantastic weeknight dinner – easy and super tasty! Your whole family will love this fun alternative to chili!
I wanted this posole recipe to be easy enough for any weeknight (hence the use of a crockpot!) but still boast amazing flavors! This recipe is seriously simple, but it tastes anything but!
The pork is super tender, the broth is heavily flavored, and the toppings are easy and fabulous. Traditionally posole contains hominy, which is basically dried corn that has been soaked in a lye bath. I was fairly confident that my children would not eat it, and I didn’t want that super high sodium content in their little diets. So instead I replaced it with chickpeas, which are high in protein, folate, iron, and fiber. All things I definitely do want in my children’s diets!
How to make pork posse in the slow cooker:
You literally just need to toss the ingredients into the crock pot in the morning and let it do its thing. Cook low and slow for 8 hours. Scroll down to the recipe card for specific details, but really – you just add the ingredients into the slow cooker.
At dinner time, you only need to prep a few toppings (a whole of four, to be exact), and then have yourself an easy, healthy, and delicious meal!
How to help your children like this recipe:
I highly recommend setting out the sliced radishes, cilantro, avocado and lime wedges on the table in little bowls and letting each family member top their own bowl.
Not only is it easier to get exactly the perfect bowl, but you also totally know how I feel about letting your kiddos create their own meals. Its a great way to get them interested in trying new foods and learning how delicious life can be!
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Slow Cooker Pork Posole
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 28 oz whole tomatoes diced
- 30 oz garbanzo beans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2.5 lb pork shoulder
- 3 cups unsalted chicken stock
- Dice the onion into small pieces.
- Cut the pork shoulder into 1" chunks.
- Place the diced onion, the diced tomatoes, the garbanzo beans, cumin, oregano, garlic, diced pork and chicken stock into the slow cooker.
- Place the lid onto the slow cooker.
- Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
- Serve the soup topped with sliced radishes, chopped cilantro, diced avocado and lime wedges.