Posole Mexican lasagne

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
30ml extra-virgin olive oil
900g ground pork
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander seeds
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (420g) can hominy
1 large red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, grated or chopped
2 jalapeno or serrano peppers, chopped
12 large tomatillos (14 to 16 if small), peeled and coarsely chopped
A handful coriander seeds or parsley leaves
3 avocados
2 limes
30ml honey
1 package large plain flour tortillas
450g pepper Jack cheese, shredded
Sour cream, to pass at table
1) Place the shelf in the middle of the oven and heat the grilling element, or preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6.

2) Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the pork and crumble it up as it browns. Season the meat with cumin, coriander seeds and salt and pepper. Once browned evenly, stir in the hominy and reduce the heat to simmer.

3) While the meat cooks heat the remaining oil in a saucepan, add the onions, garlic and peppers, season with salt and pepper and saute until softened, 5 to 6 minutes.

4) Place the tomatillos and coriander or parsley in food processor and process until almost smooth. Pour into the onion and garlic mixture and simmer to mellow, 5 to 6 minutes more. Replace the processor bowl.

5) Pit and scoop the avocado flesh into the processor, add the lime zest and juice. Add the honey, puree until smooth and season with a little salt. Stir the avocado mixture into the sauce in the pan and remove from the heat.

6) Char all of the tortillas over an open flame or in hot, dry frying pan.

7) In a baking dish, layer sauce, tortilla, meat, cheese, tortilla, sauce, meat, cheese, etc. End with a layer of tortilla, sauce and finally cheese.

8) Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and brown. Serve hot and pass sour cream at the table.

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