While Italian food is surely one of the best cuisines, Italians can be a little closed off to innovation. This isn’t so much of a bastardization of their delicious food as a hijacking.
In a pan I sauteed cubed pancetta (Boccalone, by the way) with onion, garlic and a little olive oil. When the pancetta was done, I added some cooked Rancho Gordo Posole/Prepared Hominy and then some Rancho Gordo Domingo Rojo cooked beans and some of their bean broth. Once warmed through, I added some cracked pepper. Yes. It was just about perfect but I think my Italian pals would sit this one out. Probably my Mexican friends, too.