Total Time
1hr 47mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 17 mins

Chili Nation—Jane and Michael Stern. You can get red jalapeno powder from Pendery’s (penderys.com).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the dried chiles in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water; let stand 30 minutes, until soft; then seed and stem the peppers.
  2. In a food processor or blender, puree the chiles with 2 cups vegetable broth; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°; coat the eggplant with the oil and place in a single layer in a 14 x 11 inch baking pan.
  4. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons salt; bake for about 30 minutes, until tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  6. In a Dutch oven, saute the onions, garlic, and bell pepper in the vegetable oil.
  7. When the veggies are soft, add in the chile puree and cooked eggplant along with the cumin, allspice, oregano, black pepper, the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, the jalapeno powder, tomatoes, hominy, beans, parsley, sugar, and remaining 2 cups broth.
  8. Cook over low heat at a simmering boil for 15 minutes.
  9. Add in the masa harina mixture; cook for 2 minutes.