Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

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.Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

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.Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

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.Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

And, can I just say, posole is my absolute favorite due to the chewy hominy. It really is a gift, don’t skimp.

Easy 5 Ingredient Posole

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Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Posole
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the 6 cans to the pot and stir, bringing to a boil over higher heat.
  4. Allow the soup to cook, gently simmering, for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors combine.
  5. Top with all your favorite fixin's: shredded cheese, fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, etc.

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  • I LOVE this Posole! I have never had “Posole” before, and oh man 🙂 it’s dreamy when I have been scrounging for 300 cal meals. I used turkey in mine. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

    • I’m so glad you love it! Hominy is underrated, right?? It’s amazing how something so simple can be so good. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Making this tonight and can’t wait! Just want to make sure I don’t mess up! The item list calls for 3 cans of diced tomatoes, a can of hominy, and a can of black beans for a total of 5 cans. However, the directions say 6 cans to pot. Are we using 3 cans diced tomatoes or 2?

    Thanks! PS the spaghetti squash pizza was BOMB!

    • I don’t think the crockpot would be worth it. You would still need to sautee veggies in another pan first, and it’s such a quick meal anyway! You would just be doing more work than necessary. It could however be made easily in an Instant Pot due to the sautee function

  • Aloha Ally,
    Love pose and also a trusted menudo Harris and I both went to college in California. We redeveloped a taste for Mexican food. Even a wonderful bowl of frijoles can be a meal with the side salad..

    I’m definitely gonna try this five ingredient posole. I did do a traditional recipe,
    it was good, this one looks yummy too.
    I have some mobility issues so standing in the kitchen right now is difficult so you’re five ingredient recipe appeal to me I may do some extra touches here and there.

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