I love hominy – that flat white maize that is soaked in alkali (like lyme) and so common in South American cuisine. So it should come as no surprise that Locro from Argentina,—a stew of squash/pumpkin, a variety of meats, and hominy, Lima beans and chickpeas should be my favorite .
It was creamy and slightly sweet, and its garnishing chile sauce, made with paprika, red pepper flakes and olive oil is simply lovely.
In Argentina it is considered a national dish and served for all the big holidays.
Get this on your winter menu now before you no longer pine for thick and heavy, rich stews. The veal, pork, cured chorizo and my addition of slabs of bacon with all the legumes is hands down, delicious.
Though it takes several hours of slow cooking, it is a one pot meal all by itself with no sides needed. You’ll be surprise just how nice an full a small bowl will get you.
Btw, it also freezes well so it’s so good to make a big batch and keep one container in the freezer for all those evenings when after a hectic day at work, all you want to do is warm up to a nice bowl of rich stew with a nice glass of wine.