Hominy Chili with Beans

  1. 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
    4 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 (15.5 ounce) can white hominy, drained
    1 (15.5 oz.) can red beans, drained
  2. 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
    1/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.
  2. Stir in chili powder and next 5 ingredients (chili powder through stewed tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Spoon 1 1/4 cups chili into each bowl (serve 4) top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 teaspoon cilantro.

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases