Bean & Hominy Potpie

Bean & Hominy Potpie

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2011

This Southwestern-inspired potpie is full of spicy beans, hominy and butternut squash. Tortillas and cheese stand in for the more traditional pastry topping. Serve with a salad of romaine lettuce, avocado and orange segments tossed with a simple vinaigrette.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • Filling
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced (3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced (3 cups)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can yellow or white hominy, rinsed
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • ½ cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese


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  1. To make filling: Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and jalapenos and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add paprika, cumin, oregano, cinnamon and cloves; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add squash, tomatoes and broth; bring to a simmer. Simmer, covered, until the squash is just tender, about 10 minutes. Add beans and hominy. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a deep 10-inch pie pan or other 2-quart baking dish. Set aside.
  2. To make topping & bake pie: Combine 1 tablespoon oil and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl; brush on both sides of the tortillas. Cut the tortillas into ¾-inch strips with a sharp knife, and cut the strips in half. Scatter the tortilla strips over the filled baking dish.
  3. Set the dish on a baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven until the topping is golden and the filling is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and return to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  • Equipment: 10-inch pie pan or other 2-quart baking dish

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 334 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 11 g fiber; 56 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 71 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 8,302 IU vitamin A; 29 mg vitamin C; 189 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 735 mg sodium; 722 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (166% daily value), Vitamin C (48% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 4

May 01, 2011
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By: millerjuliee1974
Full of flavor! I love to cook, so this was not time consuming. Especially for a Sunday dinner. I was excited about the listed ingredients, and that I could modify to be vegan/gluten free. I would make this again and enjoyed the inspiration from Eating Well. Thank you! Pros: Variety of ingredients Cons: None
May 01, 2011
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By: zozz419
Wonderful!! (if a bit time-consuming) I almost didn't make this, since 1 1/4 hours is usually longer than I like to wait for dinner (I get home at around 7pm). But...since it's Sunday, I thought I would give it a try, and I'm so glad that I did. I followed the recipe to the letter and it came out beautifully. I topped it with freshly diced avocado right before serving and it was just perfect. I have hopes that it will reheat well, and will be good for the coming week's lunches as well. I'm very impressed and will definitely be making this one again. Pros: really tasty Cons: longer than I usually like to spend in the kitchen
April 26, 2011
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By: ciocie
My husband gives it a 9 ut of 10 Loved the spice combination against the sweet of the butternut squash. The tortilla crunch was nice, too. (I sprayed my tortillas w/Pam and then sprinkled a bit of salt atop. And, WOW, my husband loved it. Next time, I think I'll try dried beans instead of canned. Pros: spicy
July 15, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe is easy, delicious, and satisfying with an amazing 14g of fiber per serving. You can make the filling in advance and freeze it, if necessary, or freeze half for a later meal, adding the tortillas and cheese when you bake it. This is also a great dish when you want to bring a meal to someone else because you can bring the tortillas and cheese separately and they can top and bake the casserole when it is convenient. This is a vegetarian maindish that is also a hit with carnivores. I am thrilled to find this recipe online! I have been making it for years and it is an absolute winner! I still have the original page I tore out of the magazine in 1996 and it is very stained. I am eager to be able to share this easily with others.
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