Traditionally a long-simmered stew, this Mexican-inspired stew is quick and easy, thanks to canned hominy. Searing the pork loin in the pot before making the stew gives you a great base of flavors so the stew seems as if it indeed simmered all afternoon. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with warm tortillas on the side.
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- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3/4 pound boneless pork loin chops, trimmed of fat and diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoon water, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 14-ounce c reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 15-ounce c hominy, rinsed (see Ingredient note)
- 2 4-ounce ca diced green chiles
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 tablespoon lime juice
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, stirring once, until just browned on one or two sides, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon.
Reduce heat to medium-low; add onion and 2 tablespoons water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and golden brown and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin and coriander and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the remaining 2 cups water, broth and cornmeal. Bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring often. Add hominy, chiles, pepper and salt; return to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until the onion is very soft and the mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice to taste.
Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serving: Per serving
- Calories: 251
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Fat: 7g
- Protein: 16g
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 34mg
- Potassium: 208mg
- Sodium: 510mg
- Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat
- Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
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