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beige bowl filled with pork posole soup and garnished with limes, cabbage and radishes, with a silver spoon set to the side
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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Pork Posole

This easy pork posole soup recipe is made in the slow cooker for added simplicity! Comforting without being heavy, make this soup when you want an easy & budget friendly meal any day of the week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Slow Cooker Pork Posole
Servings: 4
Author: Andrea Howe
Cost: $15


  • Slow Cooker


  • 3 lbs Country Style Pork Ribs also called picnic style pork ribs
  • 1 Onion quartered
  • 8 cups chicken broth may also use water
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 25 ounce cans of hominy drained and rinsed
  • garnishes of choice radishes, cabbage, limes, chili powder


  • Generously season pork ribs with salt and pepper and place in the slow cooker, along with the quartered onion.
  • Add in just enough broth or water to cover the ribs, about 4 cups, and set to high for 4-6 hours.
  • When pork ribs are fork tender and cooked through, remove from the slow cooker and set aside to cool. Shred when cool enough to handle.
  • Turn off the slow cooker, and strain the broth to remove onion and any bits of pork fat floating around. Return the broth to the slow cooker and set to low for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the shredded pork and strained hominy, and cook till warmed through.
  • Top with your favorite garnishes.


Make sure to use country style pork ribs and generously season the ribs with salt & pepper. 
Cook for an hour if you want your hominy to be softer and less chewy.
Canned Hominy can be found in the ethnic food aisle of most major grocery stores.