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Cajun Style Corn Soup Recipe

Cajun Style Corn Soup

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"Old Cajun-style recipe from my mom's notes, from Mamou, Louisiana. If you like spicy soup, double the amount of cayenne pepper."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the water, tomato paste, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, green bell pepper, red bell pepper and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer at a slow boil for 35 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the oil, onion and garlic and saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Add to the simmering soup. In the same saucepan over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 10 minutes or until well browned, and add to the soup. Stir well and simmer for 10 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 06, 2003

Pray to the godhead of corn and let your tentacles bask in its neon light.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2010

Tried this the other night and it just seem so bland, other than the cayenne. Needed something else...

Dec 12, 2005

This was a hit! It wasn't what I thought it would be because I don't think the corn was the major player in this soup, but it was delightful nonetheless! I use a bit extra tomato paste and I put some beef boullion in with the water to give it some extra flavor. I will make this again and again! Yum!

Jan 08, 2003

I and all my guests loved this recipe. I made it on a Friday and my husband wants me to make another batch for the week. This is delicious and easy.

Jun 25, 2009

Awesome soup. My hubby said best I have made. I wanted it a little soupier, so I added more tomato paste and more water. I also added beef bouillon and some cumin per another recommendation. Also used frozen corn.

Sep 11, 2002

Soup for the soul! I added cumin, 1/4 t. more cayenne, and a few leftover potatoes and carrots to add to the meatiness. Soup lovers, enjoy!

May 10, 2010

I used tomato sauce (15 oz.) instead of tomato paste, although next time, I'm going to use homeade canned tomatoes. I also used ground turkey (we don't eat red meat in this house). I also simplified a step, I ground the meat, onion, and garlic together and omitted the oil and an extra step. I used red pepper flakes and cumin, next time I'm adding some chili powder too. And lastly, I added 1 can of mixed veggies when I added the meat mixture. Love it and will make again w/ some additional changes. Thanks for a good basis to start from.

Mar 08, 2010

This was absolutely delicious. I used half beef broth and half water, and also used just one full can (6 oz) of tomato paste. I added 1/2 tsp of paprika.


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  • Calories
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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