Hominy Sausage Bake
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) red beans and rice mix
- 6 cups water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 can (29 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
- 1 jar (12 ounces) pickled jalapeno peppers, drained and chopped
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup corn chips, crushed
- In a Dutch oven, brown sausage in oil; drain and set aside. In the same pan, brown ham cubes. Stir in the red beans and rice mix, water, butter and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until beans and rice are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Layer with hominy and sausage; top with peppers and corn.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with corn chips.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 640 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 3052mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 26g protein.
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Nov 23, 2013
White or yellow hominy? I made this recipe as written, only adding some additional spices (garlic salt, black pepper, Cajun seasoning) and the overall result of the dish was okay. I wasn't too excited with it. I had a feeling it was going to need something more (or maybe less - ham AND sausage?), and if I make it again, I'll definitely add at least 1/2 onion chopped. Never been a fan of Zatarain's beans and rice, so again for next time, I would likely add my own pintos and rice from scratch. I would probably leave out the corn too since it and the hominy and the corn chips are just a lot of one thing. This recipe also makes more like 12 servings unless they are really large, then you could consider it to only be 8 servings, I guess.
Feb 23, 2012
I just finished eating leftovers of this for lunch. I first made it several years ago. I LOVE it. My husband LOVES it. I even served it to my in-laws. The only thing I do differently is not layer it as directed. I just cook the sausage/hame together, dump in the rice then when it's finished I pour it into a 9x13 baking dish, throw the corn and hominy on it, bake then throw the cheese & crused tortilla chips on until the cheese melts. It's quick.(Oh, I also do not add the jalapenos but would be good with it too)