Okay, so I read some books by Judith Ryan Hendricks and while I liked some of them better than others the thing they all had in common was that they made me hungry. Some for bread and some for Mexican food (although I think she makes a distinction that it's not Mexican, it's Southwestern, but for a Yankee it's all pretty much the same.) Anyway, after the last one I was dying to try something, anything, Southwestern, but it sounded like the ingredients were hard to find and I despaired. So imagine my elation when Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks posted an entry in her blog for Red Posole. I'd never heard of it, but it sounded great. It called for hominy. All right. Haven't eaten much hominy, but what the hey. I found a can of it (even though she says get the dried kind.) I even found the New Mexican Chile peppers (Price Chopper). I couldn't find the Mexican oregano or the ground red chile powder so I used regular oregano and Chipotle Chile Pepper (Price Chopper again.)
It was soooo good that I haven't stopped eating it. I ran out of hominy so I cooked up a batch of anasazi beans and that was great too (that's the version that's in the bowl.) I mixed it with brown rice and topped it with some salsa verde. Here's the link so you can get the recipe for yourself, but disclosure: it's addicting (and very hot)!!! http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/red-posole-recipe.html Enjoy!