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Cajun Style Corn Soup

"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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servings 346 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 to 6 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 42 Ratings

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

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

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

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 p...

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.

I wasnt too impressed the first time I made this recipe so I changed it up the 2nd time. I added 1 small jalapeno pepper, with seeds removed, changed cayenne to Cajun seasoning and used chicken ...

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. ...

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!

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 simpli...

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

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.