Southwestern Calico Corn

Southwestern Calico Corn

10 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2006

Peppers, cumin and chili powder are a natural combination with corn and hominy (dried corn that's had its hull removed).

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 14-ounce can hominy, rinsed (see Ingredient Note)


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  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add poblano pepper, bell pepper and corn, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt; cook for 30 seconds more. Add hominy and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes more.
  • Ingredient Note: Hominy is white or yellow corn that has been treated with lime to remove the tough hull and germ. Dried, ground hominy is the main ingredient in grits. Canned, cooked hominy can be found in the Mexican or canned-vegetable section of large supermarkets—near the beans.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 96 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 648 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 244 mg sodium; 178 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (38% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fat

Reviews 10

October 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I just made this tonight and it was so delicious, hubby loved it! I did add some garlic powder, green pepper, cilantro, black beans and lime juice sooooooooo good!
June 18, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious! I made this in my Wok skillet and it turned out AMAZING! Definitely a MUST try! Pros: My kids loved it!
October 18, 2011
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By: treble60
Yummy I changed it just a little. I was unable to get Poblano peppers so I added fire roasted chiles. I also added some El Yucateco (Green Habanero Hot Sauce). Tasted great. I think I will add some black beans next time.
August 14, 2011
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By: jameslee77
Very easy and delish I loved this dish! It came out awesome. I added onions and garlic, just because I found it hard to believe that it wasn't there already. I used fresh corn right off the cob, three stalks was exactly 2 cups. The cumin gave it great flavor. Pros: Very fresh and crisp. Great flavor
June 01, 2011
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By: ann_cookie
Easy And Delish~ This is surprisingly good! The second time around, I added garlic and a bit of red onion because that's what we like. But its wonderful as is. Don't be afraid of the hominy!
May 25, 2011
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By: muddy1999
Loved it! My husband and I loved this recipe! It was his first time trying hominy and he really liked it. The only thing that I tried different was that I added a little bit of onion to it. We will definitely have this again. Pros: Easy to make!
November 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Excellent easy to make and tasted great
April 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Great recipe.....easy to make. Was mch better then I thought it would be. Will be making it again!
March 15, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Loved it. I really do like corn, but wasn't sure how I felt about hominy. The flavors with the pepper and chili powder are great. The next time I make it, I plan to use a little cilantro.
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