Posole originated in Mexico centuries ago and is a part of Mexican and New Mexican culture. (It’s usually spelled “pozole” in Mexico and “posole” in the borderlands.) This tasty stew is a winter warm-up dish and served for the holidays. It is also often eaten after parties or on New Year’s Day as a hangover cure! Its key ingredients are hominy and red (or green) chile sauce with pork or chicken (try beans for a meat-free version). Many cooks serve their posole with a variety of delicious toppings. Don’t want to make your own? Here are five restaurants in Las Cruces with posole you should try.
1950 Calle del Norte, Mesilla
Andele’s posole is served in a delicious red chile sauce with hominy and pork. Onions, cilantro, and limes are provided on the side as well as your choice of bread or tortillas. An easy carryout option is included when ordering at Andele restaurant.
1413 E. Amador Ave.
Delicias is known for its homey interior which symbolizes New Mexico. While enjoying a bowl of green chile posole, you also get a taste of New Mexican culture. Delicias’ posole is served in a green chile sauce with hominy, shredded chicken, and pork. Toasted bread, limes, radishes, onions, and cabbage are provided on the side (pictured at the top).
Matteo’s Mexican Food
1001 E. University Ave.
138 S. Main St.
6450 Desert Blvd. N., El Paso
A homemade posole recipe is served on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The posole dish is served in a green chile sauce with hominy, shredded chicken, radish, and cabbage. Fresh avocado and limes are provided on the side as well as fresh tortilla chips. Matteo’s currently has two locations in Las Cruces and one in El Paso.
Si Señor Restaurant
1551 E. Amador Ave.
With its decorative dining rooms and breathtaking patio, at Si Señor you can order a bowl of tasty posole and enjoy the scenery. Si Señor’s posole is served in a red chile sauce with hominy and pork. Toasted bollilo (similar to a small baguette), limes, onion, and cilantro are provided on the side.
1140 E. Amador Ave.
Aside from their delicious homemade posole, Miguel’s also has a drive-thru for your needs on the go. Miguel’s posole is served in a tasty red chile sauce with hominy and pork. Homemade tostadas that are made daily are included as well as limes, onions, and cilantro.
Written and photography by Melissa Luna for LasCruces.com
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