Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Pozole

Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Pozole

This healthy vegetarian take on the Mexican stew pozole gets tons of flavor from poblano peppers, ancho chile powder and dried herbs and spices, while cannellini beans provide protein and fiber.

Prep Time: 20 mins

Additional Time: 7 hrs

Total Time: 7 hrs 20 mins

Servings: 6

Yield: 9 cups

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1 cup dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight (see Tip)

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 cups chopped yellow onions

2 cups chopped seeded poblano peppers

3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon ancho chile powder

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 ¼ cups canned hominy, rinsed

6 tablespoons prepared tomatillo salsa

1 tablespoon lime juice

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded cabbage

¾ cup sour cream

½ cup sliced radishes

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro



Drain beans and transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and poblanos; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, ancho chile powder, chili powder, oregano and cumin; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker. Stir in broth and hominy. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside the slow cooker and press it directly onto the pozole. Cover with the lid and cook on Low until the beans are tender, 7 to 8 hours. Discard the parchment paper.

Stir salsa, lime juice and salt into the pozole. Serve topped with cabbage, sour cream, radishes and cilantro.


6-quart slow cooker, parchment paper


Forgot to soak your beans? No problem! Just place them in a large pot and add enough water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 1 1/2 cups

calories261total fat 8g saturated fat 3g cholesterol 14mg sodium 505mg total carbohydrate 39g dietary fiber 13g total sugars 9g protein 10g vitamin c 28mg calcium 86mg iron 2mg potassium 203mg

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