The pork mixture can be made a day in advance and refrigerated. Cooking time does not include cooking pork. You can also make this with ground beef. This is spicy, if you want to reduce the heat, then omit the jalapeño or Tabasco sauce. This is a really tasty dish, and the cornmeal topping just by itself is good baked in an 8x8-inch buttered baking dish, I baked mine for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees!