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Nutrition Facts

Calories 715
  Calories from Fat 442 (62%)
(76%)Total Fat 49g
(85%)Saturated Fat 17g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
(45%)Cholesterol 136mg
(51%)Sodium 1215mg
(29%)Potassium 1016mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(75%)Protein 38g
* 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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Beef Pozole (Hearty Beef Soup)


  • 2-1/2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped white onion

  • 5 jalapeno peppers, chopped

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth

  • 1 can (29 ounces) hominy, drained

  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 sprig fresh epazote or 1 tablespoon dried epazote leaves, crushed (optional)

  • 2 small zucchini, chopped (2 cups)

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Toppings: Lime wedges, chopped fresh cilantro, crisp tortilla strips, sliced onion, crumbed Mexican cheese (queso fresco, cotija or anejo), sour cream (optional)


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/3 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat twice with remaining beef adding oil as needed. Remove beef from stockpot; season with salt.
  • Add onion and jalapenos to stockpot; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, hominy, tomatoes and epazote, if desired. Return beef to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  • Add zucchini and 1/4 cup cilantro; continue to simmer 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender. If using fresh epazote, remove and discard stem and any large leaves.
  • Serve with toppings, if desired.

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