Chorizo, Hominy and Green Chile Casserole

Chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole

Chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole is perfect with a fork, in a tortilla, or with a fried egg on top. Quick and simple to make, this is a great supper idea.

Chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole

It isn’t often that Manservant gives his seal of approval so easily. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t been to the grocery in a few weeks and he was happy to see something for dinner. I always manage to feed us and he is never sure how. My pantry is equipped with many staples which helps and my freezer always has chicken and chorizo. With the garden this year I almost always had jalapenos and green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes, so I haven’t had to rush out. It’s just a matter of using the imagination.

Feeling the need to use a can of hominy in the pantry, I decided to see what I could come up with. We had just made a run to get the last of the roasted green chilies, so after peeling a basket it was necessary to try a few. I love eating the first of the chilies plain on a tortilla with a bit of melted cheese-quesadilla like. Nothing like a fresh chile in a fresh tortilla! But dinner was calling so I quickly gathered a few staples and came up with this chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole.

Chorizo, Hominy and Green Chile Casserole

Hominy is actually dried corn kernels treated with an alkali mixture. If the hominy is dried, it is soaked and treated like dried beans before cooking, so it is much quicker to use canned. In this casserole one could sub in cooked potatoes if you don’t want to use hominy, but I really like it. The truth is there isn’t much you can’t put in this casserole, so use your imagination. I prepared this in two dishes so we actually ate it over two nights. The second time I made this I served it similar to shakshuka. In other words, once I reheated the chorizo mixture to warm, I made an indentation in it and plopped in two eggs then continued baking until the eggs were cooked. Think fried eggs with chorizo and hominy but no need for a skillet!

Try to find good chorizo. It is a strong component in this dish. Yes you can make it yourself and it is easy to do, but using a store bought brand is OK too. I must say though that I’ve tried Johnsonville in a pinch and won’t use it again. We have Boulder sausage here and it is worth the extra price.

This casserole could also be used as a filling for tacos or even in enchiladas. Of course, it is good all on its own. See for yourself!

Chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole

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And There’s More!

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Chorizo, Hominy and Green Chile Casserole


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Chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole

Chorizo, Hominy and Green Chile Casserole

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top/Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Chorizo, hominy and green chile casserole is perfect with a fork, in a tortilla, or with a fried egg on top. Quick and simple to make, this is a great supper idea.



1 lb chorizo (cooked, browned and crumbled)

1/2 c chopped onion

1/2 t cumin

1 t oregano

1 t ancho chile powder

1 16 oz can white hominy, drained

1 c sour cream

1 4 oz can chopped and drained green chilies or 1/2 c fresh chilies, roasted, peeled and chopped

1 can Rotel tomatoes mixed with chiles, drained

1 c grated Cheddar or Jalapeno Jack Cheese

1 c grated cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375.

Brown chorizo and onions in a skillet. Drain grease.

Stir in drained hominy, green chiles, tomatoes and seasonings.

Place into a greased casserole dish and top with cheese.

Bake for about 20 minutes, uncovered.


This is also good as a side dish without the chorizo and you can even leave out the tomatoes.

Feel free to bake this with eggs on top.

This also makes a hearty dip with tortilla chips.

Perfect as a filling, too!

Keywords: casserole, chorizo, hominy, side dish, Mexican food

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  • Susan
    October 2, 2018 at 10:07 am

    There must be something about men and chorizo! I know my husband would love this too ๐Ÿ™‚ So interesting about hominy…have never tried it.

  • lisaiscooking
    October 1, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Putting an egg on top sounds great! Love the mix of hominy and green chiles.

  • Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    October 1, 2018 at 8:34 am

    There’s not much I enjoy as much this time of year as a cheesy casserole. This sounds delicious! Now I just need to pick up some hominy :). Have a great week, Abbe!

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    October 1, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Love the new look of the blog and thanks for telling us what hominy is. I have never seen the ingredient before and always good to learn something new Abbe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sheenam |
    September 30, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Looks so so good!!! Yummy!!!

  • 2 Sisters Recipes
    September 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Abbe, this looks and sounds delicious! Canโ€™t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for the inspiration!โ€™

  • Thao @ In Good Flavor
    September 29, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I I always have chorizo (we call it chourico where I live) in my fridge. I usually make the same thing over and over with it. I’ve go to try this out to switch up things a little bit. It looks so good!! The shakshuka version is definitely a must do!

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    September 29, 2018 at 6:31 am

    This is a little dynamic casserole. Would love to serve it with tortilla chips on the side and let everyone dig in on game day. Spicy, cheesy and delicious! Just pinned!

  • Mimi
    September 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    That’s fabulous! I wish I could get better chorizo where I live. It’s not Spanish chorizo, but Mexican, which is fine-grained and greasy. Maybe I use ground pork and season more!

  • Tricia
    September 28, 2018 at 8:15 am

    You are very creative and I can see why your husband was thrilled. This is man food for sure! Love homily and haven’t had it in years. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a happy weekend!

  • angiesrecipes
    September 28, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Seriously, I could finish the whole casserole at one go! Looks terrific!

  • Liz
    September 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Sounds amazing, Abbe!!! I have a tough critic here, too, so you have to take note when you get a quick approval!

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    September 27, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Love green chilies and hominy! And who can say “no” to chorizo? I can’t! Terrific dish — comfy and warming, perfect for the cooler weather we’re having today. Thanks!

  • Holly
    September 27, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Great use of green chiles, Abbe! I can see why your husband enjoyed it so much!