Beef, hominy, tomatoes, and onions all covered in cheese ~ Everything you want in one filling, hearty, and warming dish
The 21st of December is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s right before Christmas (which is obviously yay), and it’s the shortest day of the year which means that now the days start to get longer woohoo!
Another thing that happens on the 21st is Recipe ReDux. The theme is Grab a Book and Cook: The Recipe ReDux has been around for 54 months! To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 54 or 154.
As I was flipping through all my cookbooks, I noticed that almost every cookbook I own had either a photo or a title page for 54 or 154. Naturally, I resorted to my all-time favorite cookbook, Recipe Jubilee. It never fails me, and it’s still going strong.
Page 154 had a few recipes that looked good, but I was working with only 90 minutes to go to the store, make the recipe, and take photos. The Hominy Pie recipe looked like it would fit the bill, and spoiler alert: it did.
I changed a few things like using a little less beef, upping the amount of onions (because more veggies always), using cornstarch instead of flour (to make it gluten free), and used grated cheddar instead of American cheese (because I don’t do American cheese and I had my favorite Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar in the fridge).
This casserole certainly doesn’t require rocket science to make. Brown your beef with the onions, drain, and add all the other ingredients. Cook for a little bit. Pour into a casserole dish, cover with cheese, and bake.
I love dishes that have everything in one. This has nourishing protein from the lean ground beef & cheese, lots of veggies (onions + tomatoes), and filling fiber from the hominy & veggies.
This is a hearty, filling meal to serve you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, whoever!
Beef and Hominy Casserole
What You'll Need:
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 medium onions about 2.5 cups, diced
- 1 TBSP cornstarch
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups canned tomatoes
- 1 can hominy 15 oz, rinsed & drained
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese about 1 cup, grated
How to Make It:
Preheat the oven to 350*F.
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook the ground beef and onion over medium-high heat. Drain and return to skillet.
Sprinkle in cornstarch, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well. Add in canned tomatoes. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Add in hominy and stir. Simmer for 10 minutes, until most of the liquid has absorbed.
Transfer to a casserole dish (like a 9 inch baking dish) and cover with grated cheese.
Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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