Sausage Posole

Posole is a traditional Southwestern stew. Its signature ingredient is hominy, which is made from hulled corn kernels. This ancient dish also traditionally calls for plenty of savory meat, potato, beans, and vegetables. Flavorful, simple, and unique, it’s a great idea for a truly memorable meal.


  • Prep Time

    15 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    30 Minutes

  • Makes

    6 Servings (about 1½ cups each)


2 Cans

(14 ounces each) chicken broth

1 Can

(15.5 ounces) golden hominy, rinsed, drained

1 Can

(15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained

1 Can

(14.5 ounces) Mexican-style stewed tomatoes

1 Cup

frozen diced hash brown potatoes

1/2 Cup

dry white wine or water

1/3 Cup

chopped green bell pepper


green onions, chopped


garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 Tsp.

chili powder

1 Tsp.

dried oregano



Open package of Lit’l Smokies® and drain off any liquid.


Combine all ingredients in 4-5 quart pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Ladle into bowls and serve.

Cook's Tip: Hominy is corn that has had the hull and germ removed.  Canned hominy is sold in the Hispanic section of most grocery stores.  Substitute a 15 ounce can of corn for the hominy if desired.