Easy 5 Ingredient Posole is the epitome of a January meal: low-calorie, full of protein, delicious and warming, quick and easy, totally customizable, and perfect for meal prep.
One serving of soup weighs in around 300-350 calories depending on what type of meat you want to use. It’s completely filling and satisfying though, and you can of course splurge on the toppings 😉 What’s even better is all the leftovers for healthy, protein-packed office lunches for the whole week.
I’ve been making this soup about once a month for a while now, and it never fails to please come dinner time. Maybe make some cornbread muffins to go with? Maybe with a little jalapeño and cheddar added in? I don’t know, I’m just dreaming of a post-January, post-resolutions world full of carbs and wonder.
And, can I just say, posole is my absolute favorite due to the chewy hominy. It really is a gift, don’t skimp.
- 1 lb ground beef, (or pork, turkey, chicken, or meatless option!)
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning, (garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne)
- 2 15-oz cans white hominy, drained
- 3 15-oz cans tomatoes, (a mix between fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic and crushed tomatoes)
- 1 15-oz can black beans
- Salt & pepper
- Toppings: shredded cheese, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.
- In a large pot over medium heat, brown and crumble your ground meat until it is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat in the bottom of the pan.
- Season the meat with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning, (equal parts garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and paprika). You can add a pinch of cayenne if you want it spicier.
- Add the 6 cans to the pot and stir, bringing to a boil over higher heat.
- Allow the soup to cook, gently simmering, for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors combine.
- Top with all your favorite fixin's: shredded cheese, fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, etc.