White Bean and Hominy Chili

My first taste of hominy! Hubby had it as a child, but i never did, so when i saw this recipe and it was for the dutch oven – how could i not try it!

All in all, i think it came out great!


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) meatless Mexican chipotle Chirzo sausage, finely chopped –
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped white onion
  • 3 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 poblano chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 4lime wedges


  1.  Mash 2/3 cup beans with a fork.
  2.  Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage, and sauté for 4 minutes. Add onion, garlic, and poblanos; sauté 6 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mashed beans, whole beans, 1 1/2 cups water, and the next 4 ingredients (through hominy). Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in green onions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

This could totally be a vegetarian meal if i could have found the sausage, but i think the chorizo added a nice mmph!

I have some habanero hot sauce that i added to at the end (thanks to my wonderful neighbors!)

Make sure to chop everything really small – i did pretty good with the poblano but could have been smaller and more uniform!

Now to watch for hominy sales… or maybe hit up wally-mart…

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