Fiesta Corn

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I was making our favorite tacos the other night when I decided I really wanted some sweet corn with them. Something to go with my easy jazzed-up refried beans. I found a bag of the best sweet corn in the freezer and made this great Fiesta corn side dish. If you’re not lucky enough to have good, locally-grown sweet corn, canned will do. But trust me… it’s not the same (but still good)!

Fiesta Corn

Fresh Corn Helps Shake The Winter Blues

Every summer I put up a huge batch of local fresh sweet corn for the winter. It takes a bit of work, but it is so worth it in the dead of winter. Specially when it’s used in something like this Fiesta corn. Nothing beats being able to have (almost) fresh corn when there’s a few feet of snow on the ground!

Serve this with my beef and bean burritos.

Fiesta Corn
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Fiesta Corn

One of my favorite corn dishes of all time.
Course Side
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 120kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup red bell pepper diced
  • ¾ cup green bell pepper diced
  • 2 cups sweet corn frozen , thawed (or 1 can sweet corn)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped (parsley also works just fine)


  • Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the peppers and saute until just softened.
  • Add the corn, chili powder, and salt. Stir. Heat through.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1261IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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