Mexican Posole From Scratch: Homeschool Cooking

Mexican Posole from Scratch

My husband, Mark, came up  this wonderful recipe for Mexican Posole from scratch.  It’s a terrific, tasty soup.  My boys love the flavor and I believe you will too! The rich taste of the homemade broth, combined with the hearty meat and crunchy fresh garnish is simply melt in your mouth – delicious!

We use recipes in our family homeschool

Why not use it to add a little spice to your homeschool study of Mexico?

We finish up our geography reading, and then head straight to the kitchen to cook up a dish from our country of study.  We use the time to discuss what we’ve learned and compare the differences from one culture to another.

Mexican Posole


  • Homemade chicken stock
  • Chicken or pork (shred or chunk small)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 3 cans large white hominy
  • 2 – 3 cloves minced garlic

 Mexican Posole from Scratch


Homemade chicken stock 

Cook full chicken, or leftover chicken with bones, onion, garlic powder, and celery if available – bring to a hard boil then turn down the heat and simmer for at least an hour.


  • Add first 5 ingredients
  • Simmer for an hour (do not hard boil or hominy will come apart)
  • Skim fat off the top
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serve hot in bowls and add garnish – salt and pepper to taste

Fresh Garnish

  • Cilantro- chopped
  • Jalapeno- deseeded and chopped
  • Green onions- chopped

Whether you are looking for a fun new dinner recipe or looking for ways to make your homeschool a bit more “hands on” by cooking the meals from countries you study – I hope your family will love this dish as much as mine does!

Do you use cooking in your family homeschool? If so, please share ideas in the comments on how you implement cooking into your lessons!


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