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Aunt Marilyn’s Hominy

Cheesy hominy

Cheesy hominy is both nostalgic and craveable for dinner tonight.

It’s a casserole made with cans and cheese, but it is special. Like an enchilada, but better.

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon olive oil
½ large yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 15-ounce can yellow hominy, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can white hominy, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can red enchilada sauce (we like Hatch medium-hot)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Recipe directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (or equivalent) with nonstick cooking spray. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook until they are soft and translucent. Stir in the hominy and then the enchilada sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. 

Pour the hominy mixture into the baking dish. Top with the cheddar cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn on the broiler and cook for another 4 minutes or so, until the cheese bubbles and browns. Let the hominy rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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