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  • 3 Strips bacon; cut in 1/2" pieces
  • 1 c Onion; finely chopped
  • 1 sm Red bell pepper; seeded and minced
  • 1 Rib celery; finely minced
  • 2 md Cloves garlic; peeled and minced
  • 4 c Frozen corn kernels; thawed
  • 1 c Canned tomatoes; broken up
  • 3/4 ts Paprika
  • 1 ts Dried basil; crushed
  • 1/4 ts Dried thyme; crushed
  • 1/4 ts Ground red; (cayenne) pepper
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tb Lime juice


Put bacon into saucepan, set over medium heat and fry until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic to pan. Saute 3 minutes. Cover pan; cook 5 minutes. Add corn, tomatoes, paprika, basil, thyme, cayenne, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until corn is heated through and flavors have blended. Add bacon and lime juice. Stir 1 minute; serve.
Per serving: 135 Calories; 3g Fat (15% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 401mg Sodium
Recipe by: From the Seattle Times
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Lisa Minor <> on Mar 3, 1998