Mexican Pozole

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An avolicious variation of a traditional Mexican stew enjoyed on Mexican Independence Day among other festivals.

1-2 lbs (500 g – 1 kg) stewing beef
1 small onion cut in half
1 tsp bouillon cube
1 clove garlic
1tbsp Kosher salt
3 bay leaves

Chili Sauce
1 red dried chili
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 (20 oz) can white hominy

Avocado Dip
1 large avocado from Mexico
2 oz cream cheese
1 tbsp cilantro
1-2 limes (juice only)
1/2 tsp pepper
1 large jalapeno
1/2 tsp salt

freshly shredded cabbage
avocado slices

In a medium-large pot with enough water, boil meat, onion, salt, bay leaves, garlic until tender, about 1- 2 hours.

Chili Sauce: Remove stems from chilis and boil in water in a medium sauce pan until soft. Using a blender, combine chilli pepper, cumin powder, salt, sesame seeds until well blended. Use a food mill or mesh strainer to extract the sauce out of the mixture. Set aside.

Once meat is ready, add chili sauce and (drained and rinsed) hominy. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Avocado Dip: Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy.

Serve pozole with fresh cabbage, avocados and limes.


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