Source: Melissa Cookston


25 mins


180 mins



What You’ll Need

3-4 pounds Prairie Fresh® Pork butt, excess fat removed, cut into 1” to 1.5” cubes
3 ounces dried guajillo peppers
4-5 dried chiles de arbol (more or less depending on your spiciness preference)
2 25-ounce cans white hominy, drained and rinsed
6 cups chicken stock
1 medium onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons oregano, dried

  • To taste shredded cabbage
  • To taste diced avocado
  • To taste chopped cilantro
  • To taste tostadas or tortilla chips
  • To taste sliced radishes
  • To taste chopped onion
  • To taste quartered limes


Remove stem and seeds from peppers.

In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil and remove from heat.  Immerse peppers in water. Set aside for 20-30 minutes to rehydrate peppers. 

In a food processor or blender, add peppers and water.  Puree. Set aside.

In a heavy bottomed stock pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium high heat. Season cubed pork butt with salt and pepper. Add pork cubes in batches to brown. Remove pork and set aside. 

Cook onions and garlic for 4-5 minutes, or until onions become translucent. Add to stock pot, chicken stock, pork, bay leaves, pepper puree, hominy, cumin, and oregano. Stir, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover. Stir occasionally. Adjust for salt and pepper. 

When pork is tender in about 2.5 to 3 hours, serve with an assortment of garnishes.