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Hominy Casserole with Green Chile and Chorizo

This hominy casserole with green chile and chorizo 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.

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 hominy 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 hominy casserole recipe, 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 hominy 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

A Few More from my friends: This pork green chile stew from Highlands Ranch Foodie has me drooling! And not to be missed is this green and white chili from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen!

And There’s More!

Salsa with Hominy and Blueberries

This hominy and dried blueberry salsa with a touch of red onion and lime is a fresh take on salsa. If you've never had hominy this is a great way to try it! www.thisishowicook.com #salsa #hominy

Green Tomatillo Posole

This green posole is made with fresh green herbs and black beans, tomatillos and chiles. It is great! #posole #Mexicanfood #soup www.thisishowicook.com

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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

Description

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.


Ingredients

Units Scale

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


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375.

Brown chorizo and onions in a skillet. Drain grease.

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

Place into a greased casserole dish and top with cheese.

Bake for about 20 minutes, uncovered.


Notes

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: hominy casserole, hominy recipes, recipe with hominy

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Ralph

Saturday 30th of September 2023

I first cooked this for my family in November 2019, and I have cooked it several times since then. Everyone who has tried this dish love it. (At least they say they do!) So, many thanks for the recipe. I have one question -- what do you do with the sour cream? I just assumed it's mixed in with every thing else. Again, thanks.

Abbe

Sunday 15th of October 2023

Thanks for catching this Ralph. I just corrected the recipe! I really need to double check what I write. Glad you figured it out! Thanks for reading!

Susan

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

There must be something about men and chorizo! I know my husband would love this too :) So interesting about hominy...have never tried it.

lisaiscooking

Monday 1st of October 2018

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

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 1st of October 2018

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

Monday 1st of October 2018

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 :)