"Braising season is back! And in these preholiday fall days, I love to make a rich and hearty stew that I can save in my freezer all season. Today's recipe, a Mexican pozole-inspired pork and hominy soup, simmers in the slow cooker for about four hours -- you can just set it and forget it! This meal is brimming with robust flavors that only get better with time. Top off each bowl with a bit of creamy avocado before serving and enjoy!"
-- Everyday Food's Sarah Carey
Pork and Hominy Stew
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 4-inch pieces
1 medium white onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 cups chicken broth, divided
2 cans (15 ounces) hominy, drained and rinsed
Diced avocado and lime wedges, for serving
1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Season pork with salt and cook until pieces are browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker.
2. To the skillet, add remaining tablespoon oil, the onion, garlic, and chili powder and saute until soft, 4 minutes. Add 2 cups broth and cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon. Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining 2 cups broth to slow cooker, cover, and cook on high until meat is very tender, 4 hours (or 8 hours on low).
3. Using two forks, shred pork. Stir in hominy. Season to taste with salt. Serve with avocado and lime.
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