I've made this soup for years -- it's a staple in my house. I tore this recipe out of a Real Simple magazine more than 5 years ago, and I've been cooking it pretty regularly ever since. It's fast and easy, and the flavors are bright and zingy. I make mine pretty spicy and add quite a bit more more than the recipe's recommendation for the chipotles, but it's good no matter how mild or spicy you make it. The leftovers are fantastic (I never say that). Don't forget a big squeeze of lime at the end. It takes this soup to the next level.
Made this soup again tonight, at my husband's specific request. It is SO easy, and SO tasty, and SO different from what one usually makes!! Way worth it!!! This time I did use two cans of hominy :) I recommend it, without reservations!
Our family likes spice but these meatballs were HOT. I think I'd also replace the hominy with corn. Overall, this recipe is super easy to make.