Pumpkin Hominy Stew
Traditional Mexican Food For Fiestas - Dia De Los Muertos, Christmas, New Years...
1 chopped Onion
4 cloves of minced Garlic
3 chopped Celery
3 chopped Carrots
6-8 cups Vegetable Broth
1 small Pumpkin
1/2 cup dry Black Beans (or 1 - 15oz cans of black beans)
1/2 cup dry Pinto Beans (or 1 - 15oz can of pinto beans)
12 small Roma Tomatoes (or 1 - 14.5 oz can of tomatoes)
6 cups cooked Hominy (or 3 - 15oz cans)
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1 tablespoon of Ancho Chile Powder (or 2 dried chiles)
1 tablespoon of Guajillo Chile Powder (or 5 dried Chiles)
1/2 tablespoon of Chipotle Powder (or 1 in adobo)
1/2 teaspoon of Paprika
1 tablespoon of Mexican Oregano
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Bay Leafs
1/4 cup of chopped Cilantro
Salt to taste
This recipe is for a slow cooker. To begin with, I took all the vegetables and prepared them the night before.
Chop the onion, celery and carrots. Mince the garlic.
Cut the pumpkin open and clean out all the seeds and fiber. Take a peeler and skin it. Throw the skin and stem away. Cut the peeled pumpkin into bite sized pieces.
To make the red chile sauce, put the tomatoes into a blender along with the ancho chile powder, guajillo chile powder, chipotle chile powder, paprika and cumin. Pulse til smooth. This blend is mild to medium in heat. Add more chile if you like it spicy.
Put all the chopped up vegetables, dry beans, red chile sauce, broth, hominy, oregano, cinnamon stick & bay leafs into a slow cooker. I used a 1/2 cup of black beans and a 1/2 cup of pinto beans but you can use whatever beans you like. As for the broth, how much you use will depend on how much space is left. I wound up using 7 cups, you may need more or you may need less. I wound up putting the Hominy on top because it's already cooked. I then set it on low for 8 hours.
After 8 hours, its done. Add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro and mix it in before serving. You can also add salt now if you like.
This dish is usually served with various toppings including shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, lime wedges and more...
That's it. Posole is a great dish to prepare for the holidays. Hope you enjoyed this recipe. It's Vegan, Gluten-Free, Weight Loss and Diabetic Friendly.