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Posole is one of those dishes that is so warm and delicious, that I tend to make it on days when I need some real comfort food.
If you haven’t had posole before, you are in for a treat! Posole is a combination of red chile, tender pieces of marinated pork, and soft pieces of hominy, all merried happily together in what is traditionally a stew. It is served with a warm and fluffy flour tortilla, and is a favorite of anyone who has ever spent any amount of time in New Mexico.
I have been making posole for as long as I have loved spicy foods. It is a dish that I make when I have visitors in my home, and I want to give them a taste of the New Mexican culture. When there is a potluck at work, I bring this dish (and not to brag, but the last potluck I brought it too, I had a complete stranger tell me it was the best soup he ever had!).
There is one challenging thing with posole… it is made with copious amounts of red chile, which is a beautiful, rich color, but it is messy and it stains! I have found it to be one of the more challenging dishes to clean up after, and my drip pans are always a mess when I am done.
How to clean Drip Pans in 5 minutes
As I am unwilling to give up my posole, and I don’t have endless time to clean the drip pans on my stove, I had to come up with a way to clean up after my posole endeavors in as short of time as possible.
Enter baking soda and vinegar (my favorite cleaning products).
- Remove drip pans from the stove-top
- Placed drip pans into sink and sprinkle liberally with baking soda
- Pour white vinegar onto the baking soda
- Let some magic happen
- Let them sit for a couple minutes, then grab Scotch-Brite® Scubbing Dish Cloths and gently scrub off any residue
- Let drip pans dry
- Replace drip pans onto stove top and admire your sparkling clean stove!
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- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2" cubes
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. ground cumin
- 2 tbsp. red chile powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups hominy
- Warm olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in pork, onions and garlic, and sprinkle with cumin, red chile powder, salt and pepper. Stir frequently, until pork is browned, then add in chicken broth and hominy. Simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, or until pork is tender and cooked through.
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