Sneak Preview: Leftover pork roast recipe for stew with hominy turns your leftover pork roast into a Southwestern posole-like pot of goodness. It’s the only thing I want to eat when it’s in the fridge. The recipe is written for an Instant Pot, but see the recipe notes for stove-top directions.
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Are you staring at a leftover pork roast and wondering what to do with it? When you get tired of sandwiches, try this Southwestern soup. Sometimes, I cook a large pork roast with plans to make this Leftover Pork Roast Stew recipe in my Instant Pot the next day.
Happy Cooks Speak Up:
“The soup is delightfully flavored and so simple , thank you.”Carol
Is this stew the same as pork posole?
Yes, they are essentially the same. Posole (aka”pozole”) is traditionally made with pork, but sometimes chicken is substituted. Posole always contains hominy, just like this recipe.
Do you want to cook this in your Instant Pot?
I’m a gadget person who likes things to happen fast. That’s why I’m in love with my Instant Pot(paid link).
Since I was raised on food cooked in a pressure cooker, it feels quite normal in a retro sort of way. However, my mom’s pressure cooker was a stove-top affair. Fortunately, I have no good explosion stories.
Does anybody besides me miss the sound of the happy “rocker?”
If you are new to this type of cooking, be warned that it takes longer than 7 minutes (the amount of time you set on the timer) to cook the soup. First, the pot must reach a certain pressure level before the timer kicks in. How much time this process adds depends on the temperature of the ingredients when you put the lid on.
How can I speed up the process when using an Instant Pot?
Heat all liquids before adding them to the Instant Pot when you need dinner on the table as fast as possible. Pop them into the microwave.
Also, avoid putting any frozen ingredients into your cooker. You don’t HAVE to do this, it’s just a shortcut for helping your Instant Pot get up to pressure faster. This will hasten the cooking of your food under full pressure.
Directions for making this Leftover Pork Roast Recipe on top of the stove:
Don’t feel left out if you don’t have a pressure cooker of some kind. First, follow step 1 using a large pot on top of the stove. Like step 2, add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
You could also make this in a slow cooker and let it cook all day, but I would only do that if it’s convenient since long cooking is not really necessary.
FAQ about Leftover Pork Roast:
4-5 days. Wrap it well to keep it from drying out.
4-6 months is. Double-wrap it to prevent freezer burn.
Yes. I prefer to use the microwave, but the oven will work. Be sure the pork is covered (it may pop), and be careful not to let it dry out.
Help at Your Fingertips: For questions or suggestions, email Paula at saladinajar.com. If you need help, I’m happy to troubleshoot via email (faster than leaving a comment). Attach pictures and as many details as possible for the best advice.
Leftover Pork Roast Stew with Hominy (Posole)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 (110 g) medium onion, finely diced
- 1 (40 g) stalk celery, finely diced
- 2-3 (122 g) carrots, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
- 1 15-1/2 ounce can (440 g) hominy, drained
- 4 cups (908 g) chicken broth
- 1 14-1/2 ounce (411 g) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes – or substitute regular diced tomatoes
- 2-3 cups (270-405 g) roast pork, diced
- ½ teaspoon fresh oregano – finely chopped (or substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- Press the Sauté button and allow to preheat until it says HOT. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 (110 g) medium onion, finely diced and cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until onions are softened.
- Add 1 (40 g) stalk celery, finely diced, 2-3 (122 g) carrots, finely diced, 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced ,1 15-1/2 ounce can hominy, drained ,4 cups (908 g) chicken broth ,1 14-1/2 ounce (411 g) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes2-3 cups (270-405 g) roast pork, diced, 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to Instant Pot and stir to combine. Place the lid on and close the pressure valve. Press the “Manual” button and then adjust the time by using the + or – button to set it for 7 minutes on HIGH Pressure.
- When finished, use a quick release. Alternatively, allow pot to lose pressure naturally (do nothing) and it will automatically keep your soup warm until you are ready to eat.
- Add 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped when serving.