Hearty Pork and Corn Stew with Crispy Tortillas

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4 Tbsp.  Olive Oil
1 Lb.  Pork Shoulder-diced 1”, patted dry with paper towels
2 Cups  Onions-diced
1 Tbsp.  Garlic-minced
2 Tbsp.  Tomato Paste
2 tsp.  Ground Cumin
2 tsp.  Ground Coriander
6 Cups  Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1 Cup  Dried Hominy-soaked in water overnight, drained
   Salt,  Black Pepper, and Hot Sauce To Taste

•  Heat a fry pan on high heat, add olive oil and add half of the  pork. Brown the meat on all sides, remove from pan and repeat with remaining pork. To the same pan, add the onions. Cook stirring occasionally  for about three minutes or until very tender. Add garlic, tomato paste, cumin, coriander and cook for about 2 minutes until very aromatic. Add the broth, dried hominy, browned pork, bring to a boil stir occasionally, and simmer for about 1 hour or until pork and hominy are very tender.  If stew is too thick for you, add more broth or water. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and hot sauce. Garnish at the table with any of the desired garnishes below. Enjoy and Happy Super Bowl!

4   Corn Tortillas-cut into strips and deep fried until crisp
1   Avocado-peeled, pit removed, diced
½ Cup  Tomatoes-diced
½ Cup  Romaine Lettuce-cut in fine julienne
2 Tsp.  Cilantro Leaves
½ Cup  Sour Cream

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