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Lamb Posole Stew

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 20 min.
Posole originated from the middle of Mexico's Pacific Coast region. This version brings savory lamb to the table.


  • 2 lbs boneless lamb shoulder meat, fat trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) salsa
  • 2 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) hominy, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves


  • In plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add lamb cubes in batches and shake to coat.
  • In 6-quart pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add lamb in batches and brown. Add more oil as needed. Place browned lamb in bowl. Return lamb to pan and add broth and salsa. Simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in hominy. Cover and simmer for 15 additional minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  • Serve with warm tortillas or cornbread.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 87
  Calories from Fat 43 (49%)
(40%)Total Fat 26g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(34%)Cholesterol 103mg
(53%)Sodium 1262mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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