Mixed Pepper Maque Choux Recipe

The maque choux is a stewed corn preparation prepared with fresh corn and vegetables like pepper, onions and tomatoes. Seasoned with salt and red and balck peppers, the maque choux is can be served as a side in a meal and is quite flavorful.


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 Ears of corn8 Medium (Fresh Ones)
 Onion1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
 Chopped green pepper1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Tomato1 Medium, cut up
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground red pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2826 Calories from Fat 386

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.1%

Saturated Fat 18.7 g93.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%

Sodium 644.2 mg26.8%

Total Carbohydrates 625 g208.2%

Dietary Fiber 77.9 g311.6%

Sugars 109.6 g

Protein 88 g175.3%

Vitamin A 171.8% Vitamin C 448%

Calcium 18.4% Iron 104.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Remove corn from cob, cutting two thirds of the way to the cob.
Then, scrape the cob with the dull edge of a knife.
You should have about 4 cups corn mixture.
Set aside.
In a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat cook onion and green pepper in butter or margarine about 5 minutes or till vegetables are tender.
Stir in corn, tomato, salt, red pepper, and black pepper.
Reduce heat to low.
Cover and cook about 20 minutes or till corn is tender.
Season to taste with salt.