New Mexico Posole

This is a traditional New Year’s dish in the southwest.

6 (28 ounce) cans hominy, drained
6 pounds very lean pork, cubed
1/4 cup red chili powder (coarse or regular grind)
6 garlic cloves, diced
2 teaspoons oregano, or to taste
2 tablespoons salt, or to taste
6 quarts water

Heat a large pot. Add meat and brown over high heat, stirring frequently. Use a little cooking spray if needed.

Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium. Continue boiling slowly for 45 minutes to an hour.

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 gallons (recipe may be reduced).