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Maryann’s Ham & Hominy Stew

  • Category: Main Dish, Pork
  • Submitted By: Marryann Curmi
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serving Size: 5
  • Preparation Time: 2-3 hours
  • Total Cooking time: 3 hours

Please feel free to add to or change this recipe to fit your taste!

Amount Measure Ingredients
2 Tbsp corn oil
2-3   carrots, chopped
2-3   ribs celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
1   bay leaf
1   Ham Bone with some ham still on it! or 2 pounds smoked ham hocks
1 or 2 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth (if you like it thicker, use 1 can)
1 14 1/2-ounce can sliced stewed tomatoes
3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 15 ounce cans hominy, drained

To prepare:

In a large pot or dutch oven heat oil over med-high heat. Add vegetables, cumin, thyme, bay leaf and dried red pepper and saute for about 5 minutes Add hambone (or ham hocks), broth, tomatoes and garlic. Simmer for 2-3 hours.

Transfer ham to work surface. Remove meat and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard fat and bones. Return meat to pot. Add hominy and simmer until hominy is just tender, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with corn bread & green salad!