Last year, I discovered New Years morning that I didn't have any ham, the meat I usually add to the pozole. I remembered our old next door neighbor Quata, who taught my mom how to cook all things New Mexican. She told my mom the best meat to use for pozole is whatever you have around. I discovered a pound of spicy pork sausage in the freezer and used that instead of ham. Quata would have been proud,it was the best pozole I ever made, so I'm sharing that recipe here with you.
|Here's a couple of example of the main ingredient, white hominy, or maiz. I usually use three 15.5 oz cans, today 'm adding an extra 29 oz can since we're having company later, just to bump up the qty a bit. It's more of an art than a science.|
|Sausage goes in the crock pot, then I add the diced onions to the skillet, brown them, and add that to the crock pot as well.|
|Rotel tomatoes are diced tomatoes with onions and peppers, I use an off brand from Aldi, I also include an extra can of chopped green peppers, delish!|
|Toss it all in the pot, stir it up, cook for at least six hours! Easy! Add some magic, stir clockwise and say a blessing over the pot to bring luck, love, prosperity and health!|
Mickie's Easy Magical Crockpot Pozole
Ingredients: (included are the magical correspondences for the ingredients)
1 lb. spicy pork sausage (common pork reminds us of our roots)
1 diced onion (health)
3 15.5 oz cans of white hominy undrained (longevity and abundance)
1 can 10 oz Rotel tomatoes undrained (tomatoes for love and warding off negativity)
1 4 oz can chopped green chilies undrained (vitality and growth)
3 large cloves of garlic, minced (hex breaking, banishing negativity, boosting health)
1/2 package of taco seasoning (made with cayenne and other spices, hex breaking and banishing evil)
salt and pepper to taste (salt for grounding and protection, pepper for banishing evil)
Brown sausage in a skillet and add to the crockpot, then brown the onion in the same pan with the sausage grease. Add the onions to skillet. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for at least six hours. Serve hot with optional garnishes of chopped cilantro, lime wedges, extra green peppers, and tortilla chips.
A steaming hot bowl of pozole is a comfort to the soul, and brings good luck on New Years Day that will last all year long! I wish this computer had smell-o-vision, this is a delight! Enjoy!