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Red Beef Pozole served in a decorative blue bowl and topped with cabbage.
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Red Beef Pozole

Red Beef Pozole is a comforting and deeply satisfying Mexican stew made with a bold red chile sauce, hominy, and a variety of traditional toppings.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 681kcal


For the Beef:

  • 3 lbs Beef  cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 onion (cut in half)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 2 bay leaves

For the Sauce:

  • 5 chile guajillos (stems, seeds, and veins removed)
  • 2 ancho chiles (stems, seeds, and veins removed)
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water

Also need:

  • 2 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 32 oz hominy can, drain, and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (ground or whole)
  • salt (to taste)


For the Beef:

  • Add all the ingredients to cook the beef in a large stock pot.
  • Cook for 45 minutes.
  • Discard the onion and bay leaves.
  • Using a spoon remove any debris from the cooking.
  • Set the beef and broth aside until ready to use.

For the Sauce:

  • Remove the stems and cut the chiles in half.
  • Remove the seeds and veins from inside the chiles.
  • Place in a stock pot and cover with 3 cups of water.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn heat off and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the water and place rehydrated chiles in a blender.
  • Add the onion, garlic, 1 cup water, and salt to the blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Set aside until ready to use.

To Assemble Pozole:

  • Heat the oil.
  • Carefully strain the sauce into the pot.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the beef, broth, and oregano.
  • Cook for 20 minutes.
  • To the pot, add the rinsed hominy.
  • Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.



Shredded cabbage
Shredded lettuce
Diced onion
Chopped cilantro
Sliced jalapeno


Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 2908mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3877IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 6mg