Prep 30 mins
Cook 24 hrs
This recipe started on the back of the corn package, but I've changed it quite a bit to suit my tastes. It can be done all on the stove top, but I love not having to worry about boil overs, etc. This is mildly spicy. Giant white corn is available in Hispanic markets, Goya is a nationally-available brand.
- 8 ounces giant white dried corn kernels
- 2 lbs pork stew meat, cubed
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
- 2 teaspoons sazon goya con culantro y achiote
- 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Soak dried corn kernels overnight in cold water. Drain, rinse, place in crock pot. Cover with cold water and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours. The corn should be soft - tender enough to bite through. (My neighborhood Mexican market has started selling prepared corn kernels in a plastic bag, next to the prepared masa, in the refrigerated case - this simplifies prep!).
- Heat oil in skillet. Brown pork in skillet. Remove to crock pot. Deglaze pan with some water and pour juices into the crock pot.
- Add all remaining ingredients to crock pot and add enough water to cover. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. The corn will "open" up, kind of like popcorn.
- Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, if desired.
- Note 1: A 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes with chilis can be substituted for the tomato and jalapeno. I use 1 1/2 teaspoons salt if using fresh ingredients.
- Note 2: I start this the morning before I want to serve it. I cook the corn overnight and then finish the next morning. You can modify the time needed by cooking on high, etc.
Made this a couple of days ago & finished the leftovers just yesterday! Must admit I was totally intrigued with the title ingredient 'Giant White Corn!' Had no trouble tracking down the ingredients & we were most satisfied with this soup ~ So unusual & so flavorful! Definitely something I'd make again, especially when we have dinner guests! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed as a THANK YOU for playing with us in Please Review My Recipe during the recent tour]