I loved this dish. I added extra lean protein to up the protein content. It was so flavorful, and simple to make.
Hominy Chili with Beans
Hominy is made of dried corn kernels from which the hulls and germs have been removed. You can find it in the canned-vegetable section of the supermarket near the corn.
Yield: 4 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 271
- Calories from fat: 23%
- Fat: 6.8g
- Saturated fat: 2.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
- Protein: 11.7g
- Carbohydrate: 42.9g
- Fiber: 5.5g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
- Iron: 4.1mg
- Sodium: 452mg
- Calcium: 202mg
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (15.5-ounce) can white hominy, drained
- 1 (15-ounce) can red beans, drained
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
- 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in chili powder and next 5 ingredients (chili powder through stewed tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Spoon 1 1/4 cups chili into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 teaspoon cilantro.
- Note: If hominy is not available, you can substitute 1 (11-ounce) can vacuum-packed white corn or 1 (15.25-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained. Hominy imparts a distinctive flavor remarkabley different from that of corn, so if you use corn, know that the dish will be more like a basic chili with beans.
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