Hominy Pinto Bake with bacon & cheese

Side Dishes

Hominy Pinto Bake with bacon & cheese

Cheesy-rich hominy and refried beans add a familiar but surprising addition to the grill-out or parrillada for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.


8 servings

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What is Hominy?

Hominy is dried corn that has had the hull and germ removed. It’s then rehydrated for a unique flavor and texture that’s sold canned and ready to eat.


Preheat oven to 325°. Coat an 7×11-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

Char chiles over a gas burner or grill; transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and steam 15 minutes. Peel, seed, and chop chiles.

Purée undrained beans in a food processor.

Cook bacon in a sauté pan until crisp; transfer to a paper-towellined plate and discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings.

Add onions and garlic to drippings; cook over medium heat until onions are crisp-tender, 3 minutes.

Stir in puréed and whole beans, white and golden hominy, chiles, half the bacon, ½ cup cheese, lime juice, oregano, and paprika; season with salt.

Transfer bean mixture to prepared baking dish; top with remaining ½ cup cheese and bacon.

Bake bean mixture until cheese is melted and filling is bubbly, 15 minutes. (This dish can be made a day in advance. Remove casserole from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking.)

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 282

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g 10%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 20mg 6%

Sodium 920mg 38%

Carbs 40g 13%

Protein 14g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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