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Instant Pot Pozole Recipe: A Simple Delight

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This pozole recipe is my go-to comfort food. Hearty pork and hominy, simmered with aromatic spices in my trusty Instant Pot. Top it off with fresh radishes, cabbage, and a squeeze of lime. Delish!

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Setting flavors on fire today with my instant pot pozole! Trust me, this hearty, zesty soup will make your taste buds dance. It's a delightful mix of tender pork, rich broth, and tangy hominy. A sprinkle of fresh toppings - tangy radishes, crunchy cabbage, fresh cilantro - and you've got a bowl of comfort that's downright irresistible! Ready to dive into this culinary adventure? Let's get cooking, my friends!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Pozole

  • Pork shoulder: Tender and flavorful meat that adds richness and depth to the pozole.
  • Onion: Provides a savory base and sweetness to balance the flavors in the pozole.
  • Garlic: Adds aromatic depth and flavor to the pozole, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Hominy: Traditional ingredient in pozole, adds texture and a unique flavor to the dish.
  • Diced tomatoes: Adds a hint of sweetness and acidity, complementing the richness of the pork in the pozole.
  • Chicken broth: Infuses the pozole with savory flavor and provides a comforting base for the dish.
  • Oregano: Adds earthy and herbaceous notes to the pozole, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.
  • Cumin: Provides warm and aromatic flavors, adding depth and complexity to the pozole.

Essential Tools for Making Pozole in an Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the pork and creating a flavorful broth in a fraction of the time.
  • Knife: Needed for cutting the pork shoulder into cubes and chopping the onion and garlic.

Instant Pot Pozole Recipe: A Simple Delight

This Instant Pot Pozole is a simple and delightful Mexican dish, perfect for a quick and hearty meal. Made with tender pork shoulder, hominy, and a blend of spices, it's sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork shoulder cut into cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans hominy drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • sliced radishes
  • shredded cabbage
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and brown the pork shoulder pieces.
  • Add the onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  • Add the hominy, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Close the lid, set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Once done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Serve hot with your choice of toppings.


For a spicier version, add some chopped jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 500IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Instant Pot, Mexican Cuisine, Pozole
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Tips for Making Pozole Ahead of Time and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the pozole as directed and let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the pozole completely before freezing.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or resealable bags.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.

Pozole is traditionally served on special occasions in Mexico, such as birthdays and holidays, to celebrate and bring people together.

Common Questions About Making Pozole in an Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of meat instead of pork shoulder?
Yes, you can substitute pork shoulder with chicken, beef, or even tofu for a vegetarian option.
How can I make this recipe spicier?
To add more heat, you can include chopped jalapeños, a dash of hot sauce, or sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker instead of an Instant Pot?
Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker by cooking on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
How long can I store leftovers in the fridge?
Leftover pozole can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
What can I serve with this pozole?
Pozole is traditionally served with toppings such as sliced radishes, shredded cabbage, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges. You can also enjoy it with warm tortillas or cornbread on the side.

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