Highly seasoned beef pairs with kidney beans and hominy in this Latin-inspired dish. Hominy is corn that has been soaked in lime or lye. The result is a versatile grain with a chewy texture and a very light, smoky-sour flavor.
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté ground beef, onion, green bell pepper and garlic until vegetables are tender and beef is browned, about 6 minutes; drain.
Stir in kidney beans, hominy, salt, basil, pepper, sugar, oregano and red pepper flakes. For a soup consistency, similar to Mexican Pozole, add up to 2 cups water* until desired consistency is reached. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Serve warm over rice or pasta.
Without adding the water, meat mixture can be used as an empanada filling.