pork and hominy pozole!

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we’ve been using blue apron in our home for a few years now, but just recently started using their new family plan last month. when our delivery arrived last week and i saw the recipe cards, i was so excited to try this pork and hominy pozole, because the photos looked amazing and it called for avocado and i love me a good mexican soup! this was really delicious, too. the recipe is at the bottom of this post!

if you aren’t already familiar with blue apron, they deliver farm fresh ingredients right to your door in the portions you need each week to create meals at home.  i love using it because all the recipe planning and grocery store shopping is completely done, and we don’t end up with any waste from unused ingredients. it gets us out of a rut of cooking the same things over and over and forces us to try new recipes or ingredients we don’t normally use.  and i also like that there is no commitment, so we can just log into the website and skip meals if we won’t be home or already have a pretty packed fridge.

during a quieter moment last week at our home, josh and i made this meal together. we don’t usually cook at the same time because one of us is with the kiddos, so this was a lot of fun!

the recipe is below if you’d like to try it out!

also, click here to get your first two meals free from blue apron! (first 100 readers, only.)

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pork and hominy pozole

ingredients:

1 pound ground pork
4 corn tortillas
1 14.5-ounce can hominy
1 28-ounce can of whole, peeled tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
2 limes
1 avocado
1 red onion
1/2 bunch of kale
1 large bunch cilantro
2 ounces queso fresco
1 1/2 tablespoons pozole spice blend (chipotle powder, ground cumin, mexican oregano, smoked paprika, cocoa powder and ground cinnamon)

directions:

preheat the oven to 450 degrees. wash and chop the produce, crumble the queso fresco. stack the tortillas and slice them into strips.  toss the avocado in the juice of 2 lime wedges. heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the pork, season with salt and pepper. transfer the meat to a bowl and set aside.

in the pot used to cook the meat, cook the garlic, onion and spice blend with some olive oil and salt and pepper, about 2-4 minutes.  add the kale, and cook stirring occasionally for another 2-3 minutes. add 1 cup of water and cook for a few more minutes.

add the hominy, tomatoes (break them up), cooked pork and 1 more cup of water. season with salt and pepper to taste and heat until boiling.  once boiling, reduce and simmer over medium heat about 6-8 minutes. remove from heat and stir in some lime juice.

as the soup cooks, place the tortilla strips on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. arrange in a single, even layer and toast for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

serve the soup with the crispy tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro, queso fresco and the remaining lime wedges (i craved a little sour cream with mine, too! so serve with that if you have it!)

enjoy!!!

see more blue apron recipes here! and thank you to blue apron, a service we have been using in our home for a few years now, for sponsoring this post.

ps. for those who have asked, my sweater is from zara!

  1. Darn! They don’t ship to my area yet, (Houston) I keep trying! I would love to try new recipes without buying all the fancy exotic spices. This company is a great idea!

  2. Giselle

    That looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe. I also love your sweater. Could you tell me where it is from, please?

  3. Zanna

    I love the concept behind blue apron, its just so sad they don’t do Europe. :( Since my dad is Mexican, we have always done a fair share of mexican cooking at home. I just happen to hate avocados (alone among my avocado-loving family) but this recipe looks like it would even be delicious without them!

    Zanna
    http://zannassky.blogspot.de/

  4. Mary Katherine

    Love you guys – best family ever!! That sweater is adorable, where is that from??

  5. Nanette

    blue apron sounds good! i might have to try them out.

  6. Alexis

    My area has been put on the wait list. Can’t wait to finally try Blue Apron!

  7. Where is your sweater from? It is amazing!

  8. Teodora

    It looks so delicious and yummy :)

  9. Megan F.

    Taza,

    That looks delicious! I will definitely try this out with my fiancé. You had me at avocados!

    I have a random question for you. I was wondering if you use any specific product for your hair? I have the same hair cut and my hair is wavy, similar to yours. However, your waves look way better than mine do! I was curious if there is a trick that you use? Let me know… Thanks!

    Megan F.

  10. Allegra

    Getting these ingredients at the grocery store and making this tonight! Unfortunately Blue Apron doesn’t deliver to my area yet :(

  11. Jendar

    I have been wanting to try Blue Apron for years but never did while living in NYC. now that it is in SLC, where I now live, I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately for the whole month I was signed up none of my orders arrived (sad face). so I cancelled it. I think I will give it another try soon and hopefully I will get the packages because I think the whole concept is brilliant.

  12. Rachel

    First off – your sweater is amazing! I love it! Second – we love Blue Apron in our home but don’t get to use that often. Only sometimes. I’ve been a little worried with the family plan only because I’m afraid my three-year-old won’t like it and refuse to eat. That meal looks delish!

    xo
    Rachel

  13. emily

    oh very cute sweater.

  14. i wish they had the service in my country! looks like an amazing idea!

  15. Anna

    Hello Naomi!
    I love reading your blog so so much!
    And your smile is just awesome:)
    Would you mind telling where your sweater is from?
    Thank you!!
    Anna

  16. Adela

    Mmmm looks healthy and yummy!! <3

  17. Alex

    Ok you convinced me!!!! Hehe

    Also, where ever is that lovely sweater from?

  18. Sarie

    Sweater details, please!

    • TAZA

      thanks! it’s from zara!

  19. Rose J.

    I love Blue Apron! I can see why y’all get it. So convenient for New Yorkers, and y’all hardly ever have to shop around tagging along a cart. I just love it because the recipes are different, healthy, and organic! I love the ground beef they send, and the Kale.

  20. Erin

    Awesome! I just signed up. :)

    Thanks so much Taza & Blue Apron. Very excited to try!

  21. emily

    I would love to try this out! I enjoy coming meals for myfamily. Like a lot of people, i don’t like to buy seasonings and other ingredients that are going to take up the pantry because we just needed it for one recipe. Blue apron is genius. Just enough for each recipe!

  22. Erica

    this is exactly what i have been looking for! I am a college student with no time (and no clue how) to grocery shop! I want to eat diverse, healthy meals but i always resort to the easy mac & cheese or frozen burritos. this is such a great idea! especially since im just one person but the meals are for two, yippee! leftovers! :) i already signed myself up! thanks!!!

    :)

  23. Julie

    I’ve always been curious about Blue Apron. I also live in a city without a car and this service would make groceries a lot simpler. Thanks Naomi! Check out my own lifestyle blog at wwww.modlancer.com/blog.

  24. Natalie

    I haven’t tried Blue Apron myself but I sent a few meals as a gift to a loved one who was going through a tough time. It was so nice to have a really practical gift to send in a time of need. Love the concept of it!

  25. Joyce

    Mmmm, looks so hearty.

  26. Michelle

    Hi,
    I have that sweater! To those who are asking, it’s from Zara. You can get it online at zara.com….That soup looks delicious!

  27. Cassidy

    What a cool concept! Never heard of blue apron before. Oh my goodness… What and adorable sweater!!!!

  28. Yum, that looks amazing! I’ve never had pozole before but I love tortilla soup. This actually looks better. Definitely need to add to my recipe list!
    http://www.diversastyle.com

  29. Sara

    We signed up for Blue Apron when you did your last post on them…and we LOVE it! We have 2 under 2 and used to out to eat at least once a week, even after our first little was born. Now it’s more work to get out and frankly it’s much easier to stay at home but what to cook?! I was tired of that daily question from my husband – what’s for dinner? We get the family portion and have enough to share a meal with my mom and still have leftovers for a 2nd meal at the minimum. The two meals we receive are preselected for us (based on our dietary preferences) but they’re easy to reselect when you want to try something other than what they have chosen for you. It’s also extremely easy to skip a week if we’re not going to be at home or don’t care for what’s on their upcoming menu. The food is such good quality – think restaurant meals in your own home. A welcomed change from the norm. We are in LOVE!

  30. vicky

    wow looks awesome!

  31. Yelle

    ah i’ve fallen behind on blog posts for a few weeks now but blue apron looks like it’s been treating you well! i think it’s sparked a cooking bug in you! xo

  32. Blue Apron has been great for our family! Where is that sweater from? love it!

    • TAZA

      thanks so much! it’s from zara! still available online!

  33. That looks delicious! I am always looking for new recipes to try for the whole family xx

  34. Laura

    what kind of camera were these photos taken on? they are awesome.

    • TAZA

      thank you! used our canon 6d! all my camera info is on my faq page, too!

  35. Marce Cardag

    Hi! … Mexican girl here! :)
    Would you like the VERY TRUE Pozole recipe?

    Greetings!