Thursday, January 13, 2011

Corn Chowder Cuban Style

Hubby cooked on Sunday, he made what we are referring to as a "bowl full of awesomeness"  this soup (or stoup in Rachael Ray terms) was so good!  The recipe is from a cookbook we picked up on vacation in Tampa one year. While there we went to a restaurant called Columbia Restaurant, it was so good we went twice and left with their cookbook.  They call this soup "Corn Chowder Cuban Style"  It is so tasty! The recipe calls for both pork and ham we substituted the kielbasa for the ham.  It also calls for butternut squash as well as two cans of corn and one can of cream corn.  These ingredients made it a bit sweet for me so I added my favorite hot sauce, El Yucateca.

mmmmm...much better!! Enjoy!

Corn Chowder Cuban Style
(adapted from The Columbia Restaurant Cookbook)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
Half of an 8 oz can of tomato sauce
2 bay leaves
1 lb pork loin, cut into 2 inch cubes
1/2 lb smoked ham, cut into small pieces (we used kielbasa)
1/2 cup oil
2 medium size potatoes, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3 inch cubes
2 cups of chicken broth
2 (15 ounce) cans whole corn kernels
1 (15 ounce) can cream style corn
2 ears of fresh corn, cut into 2 inch pieces
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pot.  Brown the pork, add chopped onions, green pepper, garlic, bay leaves and tomato sauce.  Cover and simmer until the pork is tender.  Add broth, potatoes, squash and ham.  When potatoes and squash are tender, add canned corn and fresh corn (we actually added the fresh corn at the beginning to give it more time to cook.)  Cook 5 minutes stirring often.  Salt and pepper to taste.



  1. Oh my! That looks really delicious. Yum!

    Adin B

  2. Looks like an interesting dish! I am always looking for new recipes! Stopped over from FTLOB. Have a Fab Friday! =)

  3. That looks amazing! I just made soup for 25 (and there are only 2 of us here) so it's going to be a while before I can eat soup again, but I'm definitely making this next. Yummy!

    Stopping by to follow you from Fab Friends Friday. Love your blog and hope you'll stop by and say hi to me at:

    I'd love for you to follow me back. I can't wait to read some of your older posts. Have a great weekend!

    Adelaide@ Norwegian Phoenix

  4. I'm anew follower and I'm excited to continue reading your blog and checking out all your great posts. This chowder looks delicious! If I wasn't being treated to a date night with my man tonight this is what I would make.

  5. I am constantly looking for new butternut squash recipes and this chowder sounds fantastic! A little sweet, a little spicy. Always a good way to go.

  6. This sounds like an excellent corn chowder. I love that there's more vegetables in this one.

  7. mmm I love corn chowder, and loving this cuban twist to it! Thank you for linking up to Katie's Cucina weekly link party!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to last week's What's Cooking Wednesday! You have some great recipes you've shared!

    I hope you'll stop by this week and link up more awesome recipes :)

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