Pozole is served in Mexico as both a daily meal and a festive dish—and during colder-weather months, its fiery broth with bursts of citrus is a surefire way to keep everyone warm. This plant-based take by Brown Sugar & Vanilla blogger Alejandra Graf keeps the traditional ingredients and flavor with just a couple simple, plant-based swaps.
What you need:
2 ancho chiles
2 guajillo chiles
2 pasilla chiles
½ yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 (16-ounce) cans of hominy corn
2¼ cups oyster mushrooms, shredded
What you do:
- Remove stems from ancho and guajillo chiles, and soak in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Into a blender, add chiles and along with the soaking water, plus onion and blend well.
- In a large pot over medium heat, warm oil and pour in chili paste, reserving blender without rinsing. Cook for three minutes or until color begins to change and peppers becoming aromatic.
- Into blender, add water. Empty contents of pitcher into pot with rest of chile mixture. Add salt, hominy corn, and oyster mushrooms. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- Ladle into large bowls topped with lettuce, radishes, onion, oregano, and a couple squeezes of lime juice. Serve with corn tostadas.