Pork And Chorizo Meatballs With Pozole Broth Recipe

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Pork And Chorizo Meatballs With Pozole Broth Recipe
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  • 2 pounds fresh Mexican chorizo
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 6 green onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 red jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 guajillo chilies
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups pork stock or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup masa or finely ground cornmeal
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • hot sauce to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the chorizo, ground pork, eggs, bread crumbs, green onions, garlic, jalapeños and cilantro in a large bowl.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Portion the mixture into 2-ounce balls and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Add the oil to the pan, then the onions, carrots, celery and garlic.
  9. When the vegetables become translucent, in 4 to 5 minutes, add the guajillo chilies, thyme and bay leaves.
  10. Cook for about 3 more minutes, then add the stock, tomato juice and lemon juice.
  11. Simmer for about 15 minutes, then whisk in the masa.
  12. Simmer for another 5 minutes, remove the bay leaves and season to taste with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  13. Arrange 3 to 4 meatballs in a bowl and ladle 1/2 cup of the pozole broth over top. For a heartier version, spoon a helping of grits in the bowl before adding the meatballs and broth.
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