1 onion, chopped
3 large carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups hominy (2 – 15 ounce cans)
1 can chicken (about 12 ounces)
4 cups water
1 teaspoon cayenne or jalapeño chilies, seeds removed and finely chopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon oregano (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a medium-size pot, brown onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in vegetable oil over medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Add hominy, chicken, and water. If using cayenne pepper, jalapeño chilies, chili powder, or oregano, add that too. Mix well.
- Bring pot to a boil. Lower heat and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper. Serve hot.