IMG_20131218_185949_088We had this soup over Thanksgiving while visiting the Lombardos in KC. It is really good and easy to whip together. This is the 3rd time we had it since! A great evening meal on the cold nights in Minnesota.IMG_20131218_165112_489I like to gather up all the ingredients before getting started. The only thing different here was the diced tomatoes. The recipe calls for fire roasted but I did not have any of those on hand so used regular diced tomatoes and it still turned out tasty.IMG_20131218_170325_818 (1)Chop the pork tenderloin into 1 inch pieces. I toss the meat in the freezer for 15 minutes before chopping as this makes the task much easier.IMG_20131218_170711_781Cook the pork in the oil for about 3 minutes, just until opaque but not browned. Use a slotted spoon and remove the pork from the pan.IMG_20131218_171303_168Toss in the onion and saute for about 5 minutes, just until softened. Next add the spices and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute.IMG_20131218_171824_972Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for about 25 minutes, until pork is cooked through. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy!!


2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb. pork tenderloin; diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
3 Cups chicken stock
1 can (14.5 oz) diced fire roasted tomatoes, with juice
1 can (15 oz. ) white hominy, rinsed and drained
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
Salt and Pepper to taste


In a soup pot over Med. heat, heat the oil. Add the pork and saute until opaque on all sides but not browned, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a bowl and set aside.

Add the onion to the pot and saute until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring to blend the spices evenly, for about 1 minute longer. Add the stock, tomatoes, hominy, jalapeno and sauteed pork with any juices, and season to taste with s&p. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the pork is cooked through, about 25 minutes.


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