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20 Minute Posole Soup

I am the firm believer if you have eggs or egg white with any type of protein, it can be considered breakfast food.  Case in point – leftover pulled pork.  Even though it was 8:30 in the morning, it looked so good so I decided to scramble some egg whites, toss in 3 ounces of the pork to heat up, then Pam fry some breakfast tacos.  Lordy, this was delicious.  The pork was 3 points, the two white corn tortillas were 3 points, and surprisingly I did not add any cheese, so this plate of food was only 6 points.

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I had a memorial to go to yesterday afternoon for dear friends who’s Mom passed away.  I didn’t know if I was going to be going out to dinner, or how late I’d be, so I told the kadults they would be on their own for dinner.  When thinking about what to make for lunch, that pulled pork was staring me in the face, and I suddenly realized I could make posole for lunch, leaving the rest for them to have for dinner if they wanted.  I adapted a recipe from Budget Bytes.

20 Minute Posole
Serves 4
A spicy soup that is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
287 calories
32 g
34 g
10 g
20 g
2 g
516 g
1447 g
5 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 34mg
Sodium 1447mg
Total Carbohydrates 32g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  2. 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  3. 2 tablespoons flour
  4. 2 tablespoons chili powder
  5. 3 ounces tomato paste
  6. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  7. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 3 cups chicken broth
  10. 2 cups broth
  11. 1/2 cup jarred salsa verde
  12. 2 corn tortillas, chopped
  13. 2 cups canned hominy, drained
  14. 6 ounces pork loin, (pulled pork)
  15. cilantro and lime for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a stock pot.  Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the flour and chili powder and cook for 2 more minutes – it’s going to be dry, but keep stirring so the flour doesn’t burn.  Add in the water, tomato paste, pepper, cayenne pepper and salt.  Whisk until the ingredients come together and the tomato paste is dissolved.   Add the chicken broth, shredded pork, salsa verde, corn tortillas and hominy.  Reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Garnish with cilantro and lime.
Adapted from Budget Bytes
Adapted from Budget Bytes
My Bizzy Kitchen
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This was crazy delicious.  The salsa verde I used was hot, so this was such a flavorful spicy soup.  I originally made this 6 servings, of a heaping cup which ended up being only 4 smart points when I put it in the WW recipe builder.  I ended up going back for seconds, or eating 1/4 of the entire pot, and it was still only 6 smart points.  So sad though, because now I am all out of pork!

I ended up not going out to dinner after the Memorial, but got home around 7:45 and I was really hungry by then.  As I was driving home I was thinking about what I could make for dinner, and realizing I had 18 points going into dinner, pizza was the clear choice.  The pizza dough had been in the fridge since Friday – I actually prefer my pizza dough a few days old.  The yeast does all sorts of magic when it sits that long.  Dietz & Watson makes a delicious stick pepperoni, and it’s perfect on this pizza.  I used a combination of Cabot New York cheddar and goat cheese with the pepperoni. 


Yep, awful florescent lighting since it was now nearly 8:30 by the time I ate this.  I didn’t measure anything out, just calling dinner 18 points and moving on.  

Since I was in Oak Park Monday and out most of the afternoon and evening yesterday, today is a computer day for me.  It’s sunny and in the 50s so I’ll get my walk in and I HAVE TO HIT THE GYM today.  Yes, that is me screaming at myself to go.  I haven’t been to the gym since last Thursday.   Crazy!

I keep getting updates on the National Restaurant Association trade show this weekend, and I am so excited.  I was going to be catering a dinner buffet for 20 people on Saturday, but it got postponed, so I’ll be attending the show all three days.  Lots of cooking demonstrations, famous chefs – I am working on my business cards today too, because you never know when a connection will turn into something.

Make it a great day!

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  • Erin
    May 18, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I love how you are living out this new life! Your optimism and just-go-with it attitude is so inspiring! I am in the midst of an extremely difficult divorce with many abrupt life changes and reading the blog (love that you are back 5 days a week!) reminds me that life goes on! Thank you for the hope!

    • Biz319
      May 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Aw – thanks so much for this comment! It’s funny because I was cleaning off my office desk that is in the basement – out of sight so it just gets stuff piled on that “I’ll get to later.” I came across some child support stuff that we were going through with my step-son – we had to pay $1800 a month in child support for 5 years – and I thought that was tough, but until today, I had already forgotten about it. Life does go on – and you are strong – hugs!

  • Lori
    May 18, 2016 at 9:14 am

    That restaurant show sounds fun! Way back in the day when I was thinking of opening a coffee shop, I attending the coffee show in Chicago. It was so fun and lots of people hepped up on caffeine LOL. Samples and samples.

    • Biz319
      May 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I’ve been to a coffee fest with Hannah for her work – so much caffeine! It was a lot of fun though. My goal is to get as many selfies with celebrity chefs as I can! 😛

  • Roz@lens3
    May 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

    For the record, I think you should write a cookbook!!!! Just sayin…..

    • Biz319
      May 18, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      You are so sweet – hugs to you Roz!

  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    May 18, 2016 at 11:14 am

    ooooo!!! A flavorful, spicy posole! The last one I had wasn’t. Which was just this past weekend!

    • Biz319
      May 18, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      It was really good! Sorry yours wasn’t spicy 😛

  • Bonnie Hunter
    May 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    My posole soup recipe takes about three days!!!!! I will be bookmarking this!


    • Biz319
      May 18, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      I have made a soup like that before, but I have to tell you, if I did a side by side taste test, not sure I would tell the difference! 😀

  • Lisa
    May 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve been craving pizza lately. That photo has me drooling!

    • Biz319
      May 18, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Your son is so adorable – I am so happy for you!

  • Kym
    May 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Yes, I’m with Roz. A cookbook would be fantastic!

  • Ashley | the Pike Place Kitchen
    May 31, 2016 at 7:52 am

    UM that pizza looks DELISH. drooling.