23 Must-Try Hominy Recipes

Have you ever tried hominy? Well if you’ve ever had a corn nut you actually have! Also called Mote, it’s essentially dry corn that’s peeled and boiled. It’s treated with an alkali mixture with the mature, hard grain corn being used, not the fresh, soft corn. It’s a staple in many cultures and tastes amazing. That’s why we put together this list of 23 delicious hominy recipes you have to try!

More about hominy: the hard grain corn kernels are dried then rehydrated with a mixture that includes lime. The results are bulbous, tender, and chewy with a flavor similar to a corn tortilla. It’s a scrumptious ingredient in so many types of recipes. You might try the Creamy Jamaican Hominy Corn Porridge, Cheesy Hominy Casserole, Vegan White Chili With Hominy, or the Pozole Rojo!

If you’re looking for a super comforting southern style hominy recipe try the Texas Hominy Casserole or my personal favorite the Indian Fry Bread Taco with Hominy Salsa. However you decide include this ingredient I’m confident you will not be disappointed! You can prepare your own hominy or buy it already prepared in a can at your local grocery store either in the ethnic section or by the other canned corn! 

1. Turkey and Hominy Chili With Smoky Chipotle

This combination of turkey, hominy, chili, and smoky chipotle will delight your senses. It’s ready in 1 hour 30 minutes from pot to table. The recipe is like a pozole-chili combo, packed with ground turkey, bell peppers, hominy, and pinto beans. It also has chili powder, jalapeños, canned chipotle chile in adobo smokiness, and even canned beer! The flavor is out of this world and perfect for a BBQ or family dinner.

2. Indian Fry Bread Taco with Hominy Salsa

You have to try this Indian Fry Bread Taco with Hominy Salsa recipe. Fry bread is a quick bread, kind of like tortillas, that’s great to eat with a meal. That’s because you can rip it into pieces and scoop up food. Fry bread can be coated in sugar or honey, or used for savory-style dishes. In this particular recipe, the fry bread is stuffed with black beans and loads of hominy salsa.

3. Creamy Jamaican Hominy Corn Porridge

This hominy recipe for Jamaican porridge will have you declaring it your new favorite food. A traditional Caribbean breakfast that’s perfect for starting the day. You can eat it any time of the day too. It is cozy, comforting, filling, warm, and requires minimal ingredients. Main ingredients needed include hominy kernels, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar. You can switch the dairy for coconut milk and make the dish vegan if you like.

4. Chipotle Chili Con Carne Y Hominy

Chipotle Chili Con Carne Y Hominy, which translates to chipotle chili with beef and hominy, is super simple and tasty. With ingredients like olive oil, jalapeno peppers, garlic, red onion, Anaheim chile pepper, ground beef, chili powder, ground cumin, brown sugar, and chipotle pepper! You will also need adobo sauce that chipotle comes in, smoked paprika, salt, dried Mexican oregano, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Corona beer, Golden Hominy, pinto beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, and tomato paste.

5. Mote Pillo or Ecuadorian Hominy With Eggs

This recipe for Mote Pillo or Ecuadorian Hominy with Eggs is a traditional breakfast with hominy sautéed with onions, eggs, milk, chives, garlic, achiote, and cilantro or parsley. It is common to serve it with hot black coffee and slices of fresh cheese. This traditional Ecuadorian meal of hominy corn with scrambled eggs is lovely for breakfast or brunch but tastes great any time of the day.

6. Hominy Casserole with Green Chile and Chorizo

You must try this Hominy recipe of Casserole with Green Chile and Chorizo. You can eat it on a plate with a knife and fork, in a tortilla wrap, or topped with a fried egg. Fast and easy to make, this is an excellent meal idea. It’s so versatile that you could add in small potatoes, green vegetables, mushrooms, and so much more. It’s a great pre-make breakfast casserole for holidays or Sunday brunch. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

7. Cheesy Hominy Casserole

This Cheesy Hominy Casserole Recipe is a traditional Southern side dish. It’s a classic because it’s creamy, comforting, tender, and rich. The best part is that it’s so simple to whip up. I love to make this casserole for lazy weekend mornings, potlucks, holidays, and so much more. With flavors like starchy hominy, peppers, cheese, and sour cream you won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests.

8. Hominy Au Gratin Casserole Recipe

Have you tasted Hominy Au Gratin before? If you haven’t, now is the time to try because it is oh-so-tasty. I just adore hominy and when it’s combined with cheesy potatoes? You couldn’t beat me away with a stick. With a béchamel white sauce base made of milk, butter, and flour you will fall in love with each bite. This hominy recipe kind of reminds you of macaroni and cheese but with the creamy natural flavor and texture of soft potatoes. Trust me, if you’re new to hominy start with this dish.

9. Huevos Rancheros Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet with Chorizo and Hominy

Wait until you have a taste of this Huevos Rancheros Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet with Chorizo and Hominy! It is lower in carbs too so you can even enjoy it on a keto diet. With a delicious filling made with black beans, hominy, and uncured pork chorizo sausage, it melts in your mouth! There’s nothing better than beans, tortillas, veggies, chorizo, and a fried egg! Yum.

10. Jalapeño Bacon Hominy

Looking for hominy recipes that are super creamy with white cheddar, loaded with bacon and jalapeño? Look no further than this Jalapeño Bacon Hominy dish. It takes 10 minutes to prep, and 40 minutes to cook, resulting in 6 servings. All you need is garlic, butter, milk, flour, white cheddar cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon, hominy, and jalapeños diced with the seeds and membranes removed!

11. Black Bean & Hominy Dip

This dip is simple yet flavorful with black beans, hominy, red onion, and Italian salad dressing. That’s all you need, except some spices like salt and pepper. It’s delicious with tortilla chips for game night, a party, or just an everyday snack. It’s extra tasty with some avocado, cilantro, and lime too. If you need a quick appetizer for any occasion try this Black Bean & Hominy Dip recipe.

12. Pork and Hominy Stew

This Pork and Hominy Stew is so quick and simple to make in the comfort of your own home. You will need fresh garlic, onions, pork, and tomatillo-based green salsa. If you don’t like green tomatoes, substitute the red chili version. Make sure to brown your pork and sauté your garlic and onions before adding the other ingredients. It’s the best stew for a chilly day and you won’t regret making it.

13. Veracruz-Style Hominy Recipe

Veracruz-Style Hominy Recipe is tasty and easy, made with wholesome plant-based ingredients. Veracruzana style is made with green chilies, green olives, capers, tomatoes, and parsley. You will also need the hominy, white onion, garlic, red bell pepper, Italian parsley, pickled jalapeños, bay leaves, lemon, tomato paste, and spices. Serve it with some chips and guacamole for a hearty, healthy vegan meal.

14. Texas Hominy Casserole

This Texas Style Casserole is the scrumptious hominy recipe you have to make. With bacon, jalapeños, lots of cheese, and other yummy ingredients it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. You could also add a small jar of drained pimentos or freshly sliced red bell peppers. If you want to make it vegetarian, take out the bacon. It’s mouthwatering with a little spoon full of sour cream and fresh chives on top!

15. New Mexico Posole Recipe – Pozole Rojo

If you’re looking to serve a crowd try this New Mexico Posole Recipe! Also called Pozole Rojo, this is a tasty & hearty soup with pork, New Mexico red chiles, garlic, pork, and hominy. Take it to a potluck or whip it up on a cold evening. The best part is that it’s affordable. The whole recipe costs approximately $15.77 for the entire 8 servings which comes to $1.97 each. Give it a try, and you will be glad you did.

16. Fried Hominy

This Fried Hominy recipe is the perfect snack for movie night or otherwise. It’s like a mix between popcorn and corn nuts but better. Made with drained white hominy, canola oil, flour, plain white cornmeal, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and a few other spices. It makes a great addition to packed lunches and after-school snacks. Add it to salads or on top of potatoes for a crunchy pop.

17. How To Cook Canned Hominy With Crispy Bacon

If you’re looking to get the most flavor out of your hominy, this recipe with crispy bacon is just what you’re looking for. It’s ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish. All you need is canned hominy, cooked bacon, water, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Just cook it all up in a saucepan and serve.

18. Vegan White Chili With Hominy

Every once in a while, I love a good plant-based hominy recipe that I can feel good about eating. That’s right, this recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and fully nutritious. It’s thickened up with a masa harina slurry! A mass harina slurry is a combination of almond milk and corn flour that helps make the chili creamy and thick without dairy. Cook it in the pot for 40 minutes and let simmer for 10-15, then serve!

19. Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo is a mouthwatering pork and hominy stew with the most flavorful ingredients. For example you will use dried guajillo chilies which contain a slightly sweet taste. Another chili is the dried chiles de arbol which are nutty and slightly smoky. Don’t forget the dried ancho chiles which are sweet and earthy! As for the meat you’ll want to use trimmed pork shoulder cut into 1-inch cubes. Get the full recipe inside!

20. Rotisserie Chicken Pozole

Hominy recipes like this Rotisserie Chicken Pozole are perfect for family dinners! It’s a traditional Mexican comfort food that’s delicious and easy any day of the week! Plus this shortcut version is ready to serve in under an hour. It’s simple, just grab some cooked rotisserie chicken from the store and whip up the best pozole ever. With oregano, cumin, Salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder for seasoning – yum!

21. Creamy Hominy Casserole With Kielbasa Sausage

Creamy Hominy Casserole with Kielbasa Sausage is the hearty comforting dish everyone loves. You’ll need very thinly sliced kielbasa sausage and a medium yellow onion chopped into 1/2-inch pieces. If you have some leftover bacon grease that would be great but olive oil works too. You will also need a can of hominy that’s thoroughly drained, chopped green chile, sour cream, some spices, and some shredded pepper jack or cheddar cheese!

22. Pozole Verde de Pollo (Chicken Posole)

Looking for a delicious hominy recipe with hearty chicken? Try this Pozole Verde de Pollo (Chicken Posole)! With hominy, poblano peppers, and fresh tomatillos your vibrant green stew will blow you away. It’s best to use boneless chicken thighs because they create the most flavor. However, you can use chicken breast or tenderloin! Serve it for a party, BBQ, potluck, or weeknight dinner.

23. Easy Hominy and Sausage Casserole

Hominy and Sausage Casserole is perfect for that easy breakfast or dinner dish that satisfies a crowd of hungry eaters. It’s filling, delicious, and even nutritious with fiber rich hominy! It’s also rich in protein from the meat and gooey from the melting cheese. You can whip this up for brunch any day because it’s prepped and ready to bake in minutes. Start by browning the sausage then add in your other ingredients. You can even pre prep them the day before!

Vegan Pozole verde topped with sliced avocado

23 Delicious Hominy Recipes You Have To Try

Looking for the best hominy recipes? This list has it all from stew and casserole to chili, dip, and salad. It’s a tasty ingredient you have to try.
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