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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mealie Corn Soup 30-minute African Meal

Mealie Corn Soup 30-minute African Meal

Mealie Corn Soup 30-minute African Meal


Mealie means corn, this South African Mealie Soup is easy and filling. 



South African food has influences from indigenous Black tribes, Indians, Malaya, and Europeans. South Africa is the southernmost point on the African continent. Also like many African countries, South Africa has 11 official languages. For people who enjoy cooking there is something satisfying about cooking a new healthy wholesome recipe for our loved ones to enjoy.

The wonderful thing about African soups and stews is that you do not need a special occasion to create a wonderful hearty meal. Mealie soup is inexpensive to make but very filling, add a piece of sourdough bread or cornbread and you will have a cheap wonderful dinner in no time.
African Meal of Mealie Soup


Enjoy a 30-minute African Meal of Mealie Soup


Ingredients

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



Directions

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 5 minutes and serve.



Fresh corn
Fresh corn for Mealie Corn Soup


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