What Are Some Good Recipes That Use Hominy?

What Are Some Good Recipes That Use Hominy?

Pork posole and hominy and cheese casserole are both good hominy recipes. Pork posole is a traditional hominy stew from Mexico featuring pork shoulder, tomatoes, onions and fresh hominy. Hominy and cheese casserole is a healthier pick with reduced fat and fat-free ingredients.

To make eight to 10 portions of pork posole, rub 3 pounds of pork butt with a mix of 1 ounce achiote, 1 ounce garlic, the juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper, and 1 ounce of olive oil. Roast at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, then add 1/2 gallon of chicken stock, cover, and cook at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for six hours. Pull the pork into chunks, and reserve the juices. Boil 5 pounds of fresh hominy in salted water until tender. Meanwhile, saute 2 Spanish onions and 2 1/2 pounds of tomatillos in 2 ounces of olive oil for three minutes, and then add 2 ounces of garlic.

Add 6 pounds of mashed peeled tomatoes to the onion mixture, and then add 2 ounces of epazote, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, 4 bay leaves and the hominy. Simmer for 30 minutes, add the pork and juices, and serve.

The hominy and cheese casserole also serves eight and calls for 2 cans of hominy, 1/2 cup of diced onions, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 can of chopped green chiles, 8 ounces of fat-free cream cheese and 1/2 cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese. In a greased medium skillet, cook the onions and garlic over medium heat until the onions are soft, reduce the heat to medium-low, and add the chiles. Cook for one minute, and then stir in the cream cheese. Mix the cheddar, hominy and cream cheese mixture in a 2-quart casserole dish, and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.