Hominy & Beans & Bacon! 

My mama used to tell me about a dinner my grandmother used to make for them back in the day. It was a very basic (and cheap!) meal but she always smiles when she tells me the story. I had been craving hominy and beans but I wanted to jazz it up! So I added bacon and roasted red peppers!

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Hominy & Beans:

  • 1 can of mexican style hominy – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of pinto beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers – diced
  • 6 slices of thick cut bacon (cut into 1 in pieces)
  • 1/2 spanish onion
  • 3 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Cooking: In a large pot add olive oil and heat to medium. Add diced onions, sweat them, add garlic. After a minute add bacon. Cook bacon to whatever consistency you’d like it. For this I wanted the bacon to be meaty instead of crunchy so I gave it a little sear then let it cook with everything else.

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After you cook the bacon, add the hominy, beans, roasted red papper, 3 cups of water, cumin, paprika, chili powder, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Stir.

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Cover with a lid and cook over medium-low for 25-30 mins.

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This is after 25 mins 🙂 glorious steam!

Add 1/2 cup of water. Lower heat to low and cover for another 25 mins.

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The color will be nice and redish..full of so much flavor!

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Serve in a bowl topped with some dabs of goat cheese, or cotija cheese, or queso fresco! YUMS!

Buen Provecho! 

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