Sausage Chili Verde with Hominy and Pumpkin

Aaron Sanchez


  • 2 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Pound  sausage meat, mild or hot
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  dried whole oregano, crumbled
  • cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 2 Cups  roasted tomatillo salsa
  • One  15-ounce can hominy
  • 1/2 Cup  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 Pound  sugar pumpking or butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  •   Salt, to taste

This contemporary dish celebrates the regional cooking staples of Mexico and fall's most seasonal produce. 


Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until just translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the sausage meat and cook, stirring and breaking it up with a spoon, until it’s browned, about 10 minutes.

Spoon out and discard the excess fat, leaving 1-2 tablespoons in the pan. Stir in the oregano and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes more.

Stir in the Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, the hominy along with all of its liquid, the cilantro, and the pumpkin. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, until the pumpkin cubes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Taste and season with salt, if necessary. Serve right away.


Calories per serving:

776 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 162g 250%
  • Carbs 352g 117%
  • Saturated 49g 244%
  • Fiber 24g 94%
  • Sugars 261g
  • Monounsaturated 76g
  • Polyunsaturated 23g
  • Protein 71g 143%
  • Cholesterol 263mg 88%
  • Sodium 9,280mg 387%
  • Calcium 336mg 34%
  • Magnesium 228mg 57%
  • Potassium 2,653mg 76%
  • Iron 10mg 53%
  • Zinc 12mg 78%
  • Phosphorus 938mg 134%
  • Vitamin A 212µg 24%
  • Vitamin C 26mg 43%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 77%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 46%
  • Niacin (B3) 20mg 98%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 100%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 71µg 18%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 44%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 58%
  • Vitamin K 74µg 92%
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