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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 25 min.
Cook up a tasty bit of ancient history in your kitchen with this traditional pre-Columbian stew from Mexico originally made by the Aztecs.


  • 2 lbs lean beef, cubed
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can (1 pound 13 ounces) hominy


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add beef and sauté.
  • Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, and enough water to cover meat. Stir to mix ingredients evenly. Cover pot and cook over low heat until meat is tender.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Continue cooking for about 20 minutes.
  • Add hominy and continue cooking another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If too thick, add water for desired consistency.

Substitution Tip: Skinless, boneless chicken breasts can be used instead of beef cubes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 276
  Calories from Fat 78 (28%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(20%)Cholesterol 61mg
(23%)Sodium 547mg
(17%)Potassium 607mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(55%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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