In a food processor, purée the hominy into a moist meal. Add the butter or lard, chilli powder and salt and combine well.
Fill and steam as for Abala. Serve with salsa of choice, to accompany a barbecue of spicy-marinated meats. Hallaca may also be filled with any chilli-braised beef or pork, a few green olives and raisins, and a strip of mild roasted chilli or