Two-Step Southwestern Stew

Two-Step Southwestern Stew

Hominy is one of the best-kept secrets of the vegetarian kitchen. These chewy white nuggets made from corn are great for adding hearty oomph to soups and stews. Find hominy alongside canned corn or in the Hispanic section of supermarkets.

  • 6Servings


  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, preferably fire-roasted, with liquid
  • 1 15-oz. can white or yellow hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, hominy, beans, zucchini and cumin. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Stir in cilantro, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 166
  • Carbohydrate Content: 29 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 570 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g