Spicy Sausage Posole

Spicy Sausage Posole

Hi, my name is Lindsay.

I go to food photography classes.

Food Photography Class

I meet friendly pugs at food photography classes (eeeee!!!).


I try to use my new photography skills.  #oops


Annnd… I avoid taking pictures of soup by posting photos of other more interesting things?

Don’t be fooled by my bad attitude about soup pictures.

This is actually my favorite fast weeknight soup.  It’s spicy and yummy and it only takes about 20 minutes to make.  Did I mention I love sausage?  And cilantro?  Cause this soup is loaded with both.  BTW, did I mention my closet love of Doritos?  I never let an opportunity for Doritos pass me by, and this soup is screaming opportunity.

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Spicy Sausage Posole
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Serves: 4-5
  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cans (14 oz) fire-roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 14 oz. water
  • 2½ cups white hominy
  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro
  • sour cream and tortilla chips for topping
  1. Cook the sausage in a large pot with the taco seasoning. Drain well.
  2. Return to pot and add tomatoes, water, and hominy. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add cilantro just before serving. Top with sour cream and tortilla chips!

Someone please get me that pug.

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  1. Food photography classes sound so much fun (especially when they involve a pug…)

    This is my kind of soup – chunky and flavourful. Love!

  2. 1. I want to snorgle that little pug.
    2. I hate photographing soup, too. Somehow it always looks like vomit.
    3. But your soup photograph looks great, very chunky and textured.
    4. I think I have the same charger on which that soup is sitting :) Target??

  3. Haha, soups definitely don’t photograph as well as some other foods… but your pics are always beautiful!

  4. I wish I could take a food photography class!! Your pictures are awesome!

  5. Your photography class looks awesome. But I gotta say that soup looks pretty delicious 😀 All the ingredients sound delicious too and I’m all for quick soups that I can make at the last minute :)

  6. Everything about that soup and this post and that dog and a bag of Doritos sings to me. Love songs.

  7. Ok, I really could use said food photography classes. You, on the other hand need no such thing. Your photography is amazing! Could you send her my way for a week or two? And tell her to bring along a bowl of that soup while she’s at it. :)

    • Aw, thanks! I learned a lot – I’m hoping I can share some tips as I get better! But at this point, I’m still learning….

  8. Soo @ Little Miss Fitness says:

    Lindsay–I saw a shirt at Urban yesterday that reminded me of your love for pugs! (Pugs Not Drugs) :)

    Photography class sounds amazing! So awesome–how’d you find it?

    • That shirt is going on my Christmas wishlist!! And as for the class, actually, someone emailed me the information about it because they thought I might be interested! And I was! :)

  9. hahaha, love this post! And the soup looks amazing to boot – soon you’ll be teaching food photography classes :)

  10. I would be thrilled if my soup looked as great as yours!! All your photos are amazing :) And that soup looks de-e-licious. The pug is quite adorable as well :)

  11. I need to take a food photography class so bad!!!

  12. Lovely photos and great recipe!

  13. That soup looks awesome – how you made it look that way is beyond me! I agree that soup pretty much always looks awful in photographs! You did a great job with that one. And can I tell you? I love Doritos too. . . . We don’t really have to keep that a secret, do we? And what’s the hold up with the pug anyway?? Someone needs to get you one, STAT!

  14. mmmm sounds delicious!!

  15. Love absolutely any soup with cilantro. And I too am a closet Dorito lover.

    Your pictures are beautiful…I hope to expand my photography skills in the near future.

  16. This makes me laugh as I just took pictures of beef stew and thought, “Oh gosh…these are horrific!” This sounds absolutely delicious. I also think Doritos are from Heaven!

  17. This looks like a great quick weeknight soup – I just printed it off. And what a great excuse to open another bag of Doritos!! (So glad to have met you at the photo class…your soup pic is great!)

  18. This sounds fabulous. I’m jealous of your class! I’ve been relying on books.

  19. that pug is adorable! I’m trying to convince my boyfriend that a pug would be the perfect dog for us. He’s starting to buy it…. Your photos are beautiful!

  20. This looks so delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

  21. I would like to take a food photography class someday…in the meantime I think I share your frustration with taking pictures of soup (purees…anything like that is tough). Your pics are great though.

    I’ve been meaning to make posole more often in the meantime, especially now that it’s almost (wha???!) December. This looks great! And the magic words–“Great weeknight meal”? Sold!

  22. I will try this out this weekend, Lindsay. Thanks for the tip:)

  23. So this sounds amazing… except for the sausage part. I’m scared of sausage in soup.
    Don’t get me wrong, I think sausage has The.Best.Flavor. But as a former vegitarian, I am a little meat-shy.
    How is the texture of sausage in soup? Is it similar to ground beef? If not, could I substiture for ground beef and still have a delcious soup?
    When I make chilis, spaghetti sauces, hamburger helper (guilty!), I basically pummel the meat in the pan while it cooks so that I have itty.bitty pieces of beef. No clumps. I get grossed out.
    It’s a texture thing for me.

    I’m intrigued by this soup, but I’m scared. Opinions? Ideas?

    • I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sausage in this, so I wouldn’t sub ground beef, but that’s mostly because the flavor of the sausage is so salty and spicy and wonderful. I think you could break it down pretty well.. it browns similarly to ground beef. :) Good luck!

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