Southwestern Posole

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Celeste from Colorado.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound pork loin
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 28 ounces canned white hominy
  • 4 ounces canned diced green chiles
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cut pork into 1-inch pieces. Chop onion and garlic. Drain and rinse hominy.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and brown pork pieces for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add onion and garlic to skillet. Sauté until onion is tender.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until meat is tender and flavors are mixed.
  5. Add water if more liquid is needed to make a soup.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  286
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  63 mg
  • Sodium  399 mg
  • Potassium  346 mg
  • Phosphorus  182 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  3.4 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Count liquids in fluid allowance.
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons red chili powder may be substituted for green chiles.
  • *For CKD non-dialysis diets with protein restriction, decrease pork or beef in this recipe. Ask your dietitian for guidance on the amount best for your diet.

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Southwestern Posole
olijoe1 says:

Excellent recipe...did not have canned chilis, so I used red pepper flakes instead. Came out great. My son loved the spice!

Jun. 05, 2013, 5:56 PM - Inappropriate review?
Southwestern Posole

Mexican-style hominy may have lower sodium than other brands.

Dec. 03, 2011, 4:02 PM - Inappropriate review?
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deh609_ says:

I finally made this last night (11/21/11) and it was tasty. I wanted to add salt to it but I resisted. Very different than what I grew up eating, but then again, that's why I'm here getting the help I need. Thank you.

Nov. 22, 2011, 7:49 AM - Inappropriate review?
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I first tried Posole in Santa Fe NM. We made this recipe for Christmas Eve, and it was very yummy!

Jan. 11, 2010, 3:58 PM - Inappropriate review?
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laura says:

This is like a mild white chili. I have never eaten hominy. It has the texture of beans, which I can no longer have. I realy enjoyed this.

Oct. 31, 2009, 8:35 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Dec. 09, 2008, 7:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

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