Slow-Cooked Beef Pozole


Spice up dinnertime with this Mexican take on slow cooker beef stew. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges for a tangy topping.

Slow-Cooked Beef Pozole
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 25 mins
10 cups


  • 8 ounce round red potatoes, chopped

  • 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 pound beef flank steak, cut into 6 pieces

  • 2 14.5 ounce can beef broth

  • 1 15.5 ounce can golden or white hominy, rinsed and drained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • 1 fresh poblano chile pepper, chopped*

  • 1 tablespoon hot chili powder

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cup shredded cabbage

  • Crumbled queso fresco

  • Chopped fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges

  • Sliced hot chile peppers (optional)*


  1. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker place potatoes and onion. Top with flank steak. In a medium bowl combine broth, hominy, undrained tomatoes, poblano pepper, chili powder, garlic, cumin, and salt. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 hours.

  2. If using low-heat setting, turn to high heat setting. Add cabbage. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 30 to 60 minutes. Transfer meat to cutting board. Using two forks, pull meat into shreds. Shred beef and return to slow cooker. Serve topped with queso fresco, cilantro, and lime wedges


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1029mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 42.5mg 213%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 641mg 14%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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