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Thursday, March 26, 2009

30-minute Mealie African Corn Soup

Corn Soup
Love and African Food

Sweet corn is delicious on its own, but classic South African corn or mealie is also a delicious way to serve corn.

Mealie means corn; this South African soup is easy and filling. Mealie soup is inexpensive to make but very filling, add a piece of sourdough bread or cornbread and you will have an inexpensive wonderful dinner in no time.

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30-minute Mealie African Corn Soup

30-minute Mealie African Corn Soup
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In this South African vegetarian corn soup recipe, sweet corn is balanced with the spicy flavor of red pepper. 

 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
One 15 ounce can whole kernel corn
One 15 ounce can cream corn
1 can evaporated milk
3 cups chicken stock
One 14 ounce can tomatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté onions one minute. Drain the can of whole kernel corn then add all ingredients into a large saucepan. Heat soup on medium for about 10 minutes and serve warm with the bread of your choice. 
30-minute Mealie African Corn Soup

Did you know?
Smothered Chicken or Inyama Yenkukhu is another classic South African dish and was one of Nelson Mandela’s favorite chicken dishes.

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