Texas Hominy Casserole is a delicious Tex-Mex flavored recipe that is quick to make on a weeknight. This hominy casserole is great potluck casserole!
Texas Hominy Casserole
When I was a kid we ate lots of hominy. Nothing fancy, just heated up straight from the can. We loved it! This recipe is much tastier.
Hominy is one of those foods that has a pretty clear divide. You either like it or you don't.
What is Hominy?
Hominy is basically corn. Hominy is the name of whole corn kernels, white or yellow, that have been cooked in an alkaline lime or lye solution to remove their thick outer hulls.
This results in a tender, bulbous kernel with a chewy texture and a nice 'corn tortilla' kind of flavor.
Ever eaten grits? We call them hominy grits in my family. Those are dried and coarsely ground hominy.
The popular snack food "Corn Nuts" is also hominy! It has been soaked, dried, and fried with seasoning.
Cans of hominy are easily found at most grocery stores, usually in the Hispanic foods aisle.
Can This Recipe Be Made in a Slow Cooker?
Yes. Just add te ingredients to the crock instead of a baking dish. Then cook on Low for 2 hours, or until heated through and the cheese has melted.
The steps to make Texas Hominy Casserole are easy. Here they are:
Some Variations for This Hominy Recipe
• Add some chopped roasted red peppers or a small jar of pimentos, drained.
• Don't like jalapeño? Add a can of diced green chiles.
• Vegetarian? Omit the bacon.
• Like a milder flavor? Omit the taco seasoning and use a little cumin, or some oregano.
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Texas Hominy Casserole
- 8 Slices of Bacon
- 1 sm Onion
- 1 Jalapeño Pepper seeded and diced
- 3 cloves Garlic finely minced
- 2 29 oz cans White or Yellow Hominy, drained
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 2 tsp Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 cup Half and Half
- 3 cups Mexican Blend Cheese Cheddar/Monterey Jack, shredded, divided
- 3/4 cup Green Onions sliced (just the green part), divided
- Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 9"x13" baking dish.
- In a large skillet, cook the bacon. Remove to paper towel to drain. Reserve the fat.
- Chop the bacon into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
- Add 2 Tbsp of the bacon fat to the same skillet and cook the onion and jalapeño over medium heat. Use a little more of the bacon fat, if needed.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
- Add the hominy, salt, pepper, and taco seasoning. Stir.
- Remove from the heat and add 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Stir to combine.
- Add the half and half. Stir.
- Mix in 3/4 of the chopped bacon.
- Pour into the lightly sprayed 9"x13" baking dish.
- Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, bacon, and green onions.
- Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
- Serve hot as a main or a side dish.
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