Red Pozole – Meaty Mexican Bone Broth & Hominy Soup/Stew – Food Wishes


I love tacos and burritos more than anyone should, which is why I don’t have a long history of eating pozole when dinning out, but when I’m craving comforting Mexican cuisine at home, there’s nothing better than a big pot red pozole with all the fixings. Enjoy! For the fully formatted, printable, written recipe, follow this link: To become a member of Food Wishes, and read Chef John’s in-depth article about Red Pozole, follow this link: You can also find more of Chef John’s content on Allrecipes: .





  1. That ancient alkaline process is called Nixtamalization. The process is important not just for preservation and flavor, but without it making corn into a dough would be impossible due to the chemical changes it imparts. Furthermore, bound niacin in the corn is converted to free niacin (or b3) making it much more nutritious to eat and preventing the disease/condition pellagra. One of the chief symptoms of Pellagra – besides sores, rash, general pain and unpleasantness – is diarrhea. Now when the Spanish came to the new world and brought back corn, they DIDN'T bring back Nixtamalization because they didn't know about it! As a result, peoples who adopted the new Corn as a major grain soon broke out in disease.

    And that is why diarrhea is sometimes called "Montezuma's Revenge", because it was thought of as last punishment he inflicted on the Conquistadors who came to South America.

  2. Are there any recommendations for Mexican oregano? I looked for some online and saw a number of negative reviews for reasons such as "smells like gasoline" or "full of sharp thorny stems". Those things make me gun-shy, especially for something I've never tried before.

  3. Omg, I love pozole. I used to live in a highrise that had a Mexican restaurant on the first floor, and they had tasty pozole. Until, one day, I came in, and the menu said "vegetarian pozole". I shed a single manly tear, and never went there again, and moved shortly thereafter.

  4. I must live on the dark side of the moon. I've never even heard of this and each successive thing you added just made it look better. But at the end with those fix'ns my heart was resolved, this looks like one of the best things i've ever seen. it must be delicious.