Easy Mexican Hominy Stew traditionally served on New Year's for good luck and other special celebrations.


  • 1 pound boneless pork such as shoulder (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1-2 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne ground red pepper
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 14 ounce hominy
  • 4 ounces canned diced green chilies
  • 1-2 jalapenos diced


  1. Heat a heavy stew pot or large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven. Add pork cubes and brown, stirring constantly.
  2. Add onion, garlic and spices. Cook until they are translucent, again stirring constantly.
  3. Add the broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on medium for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the hominy, including the liquid, chilies and jalapeno (if using). Stir together. Bring back to boiling, reduce heat and simmer on low for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional liquid if necessary. The meat should begin break apart and the sauce should be fairly thick.

Recipe Notes

Serve with any of the following: