Hominy Meatball Stew Recipe
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Hominy Meatball Stew Recipe

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This stew is tasty served with crackers as well as corn bread, and it freezes well. For a less spicy version, substitute plain canned tomatoes for the Mexican blend.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, cornmeal, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 3/4-in. balls.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs in oil in batches. Drain.
  3. In a Dutch oven, combine the hominy, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and taco seasoning. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add meatballs. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Hominy Meatball Stew in Country October/November 2007, p51

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smnystrom User ID: 7708951 223067
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"This might have been good without the tomato sauce. As is did not like it."

mk65 User ID: 6645981 154668
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Love this recipe. My husband is sceptical of new and different recipes, howevr he does like this alot. I also cook it in dutch oven when camping."

MinaM1974 User ID: 6429371 78830
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"Love this recipe!!! I substituted menudo seasoning for the taco seasoning...kinda like menudo without the extra work of cleaning the tripe."

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