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Vegan Posole

Vegan Posole

  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


While living in Albuquerque, there were 2 things I could always count on during the holidays…..Tamales, and Posole.  So in order to continue enjoying one of MY favorite holiday recipes, I created this version of New Mexican Vegan Posole.



Red Chile Sauce

  • 10 New Mexican, California, or Guajillo Dried Chile Pods
  • 12 Dried Chile de Arbol Chile Pods (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Vegan Posole

  • 16 oz Portobello Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3/4 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 4 cups Veg Broth, 32oz, low sodium
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 cans White Hominy (25oz ea), rinsed and drained
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 batch of Red Chile Sauce (above). 
  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced


Red Chile Sauce

  1. Begin by roasting the chiles for 20 min in a 250-degree oven
  2. Then, snip off the stems and clean out any seeds or membranes
  3. Be sure and wash your hands after handling chiles!
  4. Add cleaned chiles to a large pot and cover them with water
  5. Add 1/4 onion and 2 garlic cloves, bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and cover
  6. Let steep for 10 min
  7. Add softened chiles, garlic, onion, and 1 cup of chile water to a blender
  8. Add spices and blend until smooth
  9. Set aside for now

Vegan Posole

  1. Clean and slice mushrooms and add to a large soup pan or dutch oven
  2. Stir in soy sauce and smoked paprika – saute until softened
  3. Stir in remaining 3/4 diced onion and garlic
  4. Add 4 cups of Veg Broth and 2 cups of Water – stir
  5. Add 2 cans of Hominy, rinsed and drained and stir to combine
  6. Add bay leaves, oregano, cumin, and Red Chile, stir to combine
  7. Add diced potatoes and bring to a simmer
  8. Simmer over low heat, covered, for 30-45 min or until potatoes are tender
  9. Season to taste


Garnish Ideas:  chopped cabbage, sliced radish, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions

Serve with soft, oil-free corn tortillas

Tips Are Always Welcome

Keywords: Posole, pozole