Mealie-meal or Mealie Soup is a relatively coarse flour (much coarser than cornflour or cornstarch) made from maize (called mielies or mealies). It is a staple food in South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana and many other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, traditionally made into umphokoqo, sour-milk porridge, pap, and also Umqombothi (a type of beer)
4 Tablespoons butter 1 cup onions, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 cups canned whole corn, well drained 2 cups creamed corn 1 can evaporated milk 3 cups chicken broth (about 1½ cans) 1 Tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes. Add the corn, milk, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers. Serves 6 to 8.
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