Mealie Soup

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sascha

Mealie is corn, and this South African soup is easy and filling.

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South Africans would call this "Sweetcorn" or "Corn" Soup. The term Mielie is used predominantly to describe the traditional ground Mielie ( Corn ) used to make the stiff Miieie Meal dish locally known as "Pap" or stiff porridge, staple diet of the majority of South Africans.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole corn, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the butter in a pot over moderate heat and saute the onion until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

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