Project Body Smart | Healthy Recipe, Beef Pozole


Healthy Recipe, Beef Pozole


  • 2 pounds lean beef (eye round roast), cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro
  • 1 can (15 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1⁄3 can (2 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (1 pound, 13 ounces) hominy


  1. In a large pot, heat oil. Saute beef.
  2. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, and enough water to cover the meat. Cover pot and cook over low heat until meat is tender.
  3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Continue cooking for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add hominy and continue cooking for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, over low heat. If too thick, add water for desired consistency.

Variation: Skinless, boneless chicken breasts may be used instead of beef cubes.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 10 servings

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories, 253

Total Fat, 10g

Saturated Fat, 3

Cholesterol Sodium, 52mg

Total Fiber, 4g

Protein, 22g

Carbohydrates, 19g

Potassium, 485mg

From National Institutes of Health, Heart Healthy Latino Recipes

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