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Corn Meal from South Africa

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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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