Two types of corn kernels flavor this stew - yellow sweet corn, and white hominy. Hominy is one of the first foods to which European settlers were introduced by native Americans; it is corn kernels which have had their hull and germ removed. Hominy is popular in soups and stews, and ground hominy is used for grits.
This stew comes together quickly once prep is complete. For fast weeknight cooking, cut, chop and mince the ingredients in advance; refrigerate them separately until you are ready to assemble the stew.