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Red Posole recipe title

Slow Cooker Shortcut Red Posole

Spicy posole soup has never been easier than making it in the slow cooker! The flavors simmer together over time for a delicious soup.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword posole, red posole recipe, slow cooker posole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 104kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 medium Yellow Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 1 2-pound Pork Shoulder , trimmed of excess fat and string removed if tied
  • 4 Garlic Cloves , peeled and diced
  • 1 4-ounce can mild Green Chilies
  • 1 25-ounce can White Hominy
  • 1 15-ounce can Yellow Hominy
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper , seeded and sliced into thin rings
  • 2 15-ounce cans Red Enchilada Sauce (select a gluten-free option if needed)
  • 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Optional Garnishes: shredded cabbage , radish slices, small avocado cubes, lime wedges, shredded cheese, tortilla strips


  • In a large 6-7 quart slow cooker sprinkle the onions on the bottom and place the pork shoulder on top of them. 
  • Then layer the ingredients as noted in the ingredient list: garlic, green chilies, white and yellow hominy, cumin, jalapeno slices, enchilada sauce and chicken broth. Cook on HIGH for 7 hours or until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Remove the pork onto a plate or cutting board. Using two forks, shred the meat, discarding any pieces of fat, and return the pork to the slow cooker. 
  • Serve with garnishes. Note: the posole may be removed from the slow cooker, placed into a sealed container (allow to cool first) and refrigerated to allow flavors to deepen further before serving.


Though this version uses mild enchilada sauce it is still spicy. I suggest adding hot sauce when serving if more heat is desired versus using hot enchilada sauce which risks it becoming too spicy for some diners.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg