Cuban Corn & Chorizo Stew

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #14483

October 06, 2014

"If your Cuban then this may be the dish your grandmother made for you in Cuba. It`s very down to earth and has great flavor, you`ll need 10 corn ears to make this recipe, fresh grown is the best. Ham, choizo, beef, salt pork and fresh corn ears, how could this be anything less that delicious! This recipe is from the book: "Three Guys From Miami Celebrate Cuban."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (629 g)
  • Calories 1278.2
  • Total Fat - 103.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 49.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 302.3 mg
  • Sodium - 39911.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.6 g
  • Sugars - 11.4 g
  • Protein - 37.9 g
  • Calcium - 82.4 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 36.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Get a nice chunk of tasajo, remove the fat layer from the tasajo, place it in a saucepan and cover with cold fresh water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Cover the tasajo again with cold fresh water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the meat is tender. Drain and let cool.

Step 3

Cut the salt pork into bite-size chunks.

Step 4

Husk all of the corn and peel the potatoes. Take 4 ears corn and cut them into wheels, about 2 inches thick.

Step 5

Take 4 more ears corn and use a sharp knife to remove the corn kernels from the cobs. Set aside. Do the same thing with your last 2 ears of corn. Place these corn kernels in a food processor and grind together with 1/2 teaspoon salt and either masa harina or flour. Add just enough masa or flour until you have a moldable dough. Set aside.

Step 6

Use a large, 8-quart covered stockpot. Sauté the onion and green pepper in the olive oil until tender. Add the garlic, the salt pork, and the tasajo and sauté another minute or two stirring constantly.

Step 7

Add the tomato sauce, wine, vinegar, ham, chorizo, salt, pepper, cumin, and chicken stock. Bring the stew to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 8

Add all of the vegetables to the stew except the ground corn mixture. Bring the stew to a rolling boil, then reduce heat until you have a slow simmer.

Step 9

Carefully drop the ground corn/masa mixture by packed teaspoonfuls into the hot stew. This will make little corn dumplings. Don't stir, touch, molest, or even look sideways at the stew for the next 10 minutes. This will allow the dumplings to achieve a state of permanent togetherness. Finally, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 10

Adjust seasonings and serve hot.


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