Seitan posole stew

Yield: 1 Stew

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dried posole or canned hominy
\N \N 4-8 cups of water
1 teaspoon Sea salt
1 each Bay leaf
3 eaches Dried chipotle chiles
1 tablespoon Chili powder (optional)
2 tablespoons Corn or olive oil
1 tablespoon Whole cumin seed
1 each Onion, finely diced
5 cloves Garlic, minced
½ cup Chopped jalapeno peppers
2 cups Cooked seitan, cubed
1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
1 teaspoon Sage
2 tablespoons Fresh lime juice

To prepare posole: rince dried posole and soak overnight (or up to 24 hours). Rince and place in heavy pot with enough water to cover.

Bring to a boil, then add sea salt, chipolte chiles and bay leaf.

Cook for 3-4 hours, until tender, adding water as necessary. You can also pressure cook posole for one hour and simmer for an additional hour. The goal is to have the posole kernels split open and tender in a gently flavored broth.

To prepare stew: saute cumin, onions, garlic and jalapenos in oil with a pinch of sea salt. When cumin is fragent and onions are translucent, add seitan cubes and continue to saute until seitan is seared. Add oregano and sage and saute for one more minute. Add mixture to posole and continue to cook for one hour. Taste and adjust seasonings about ten minutes before finishing. Add lime juice 5 minutes before finishing. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas.

Cook's note: when using canned posole or hominy, pre-soak the chipotles and chop finely before adding with bay leaf and salt. Cook for one hour before proceeding with the stew directions.

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