Chile Corn Recipe - A Delicious and Flavorful Vegetable Dish

Chile Corn

Chile Corn Recipe - A Delicious and Flavorful Vegetable Dish
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Chile Corn
Chile Corn

Chile corn is a delicious and spicy side dish that is perfect for adding a kick to any meal. This recipe combines the sweetness of corn with the heat of chile peppers to create a flavorful and satisfying dish.


Chile corn is a popular dish in Southwestern cuisine, where the combination of corn and chile peppers is a staple. The dish is often served as a side dish or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or grilled meats.


How to prepare

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil and cook the onion until it becomes translucent.
  2. Place the vegetables in the skillet and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chile pepper and vinegar, cooking just long enough to warm through.


  • Add cooked black beans or diced tomatoes for extra flavor and protein.
  • Top with crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese for a creamy finish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use a non-stick skillet to prevent the vegetables from sticking.

- Adjust the amount of chile pepper to suit your taste preferences.

- For a milder version, remove the seeds from the chile pepper before adding it to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve chile corn as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak.

- Use it as a topping for tacos or burritos.

- Mix it into a salad for added flavor and texture.

Cooking Techniques

Stir-fry the vegetables until they are tender-crisp to retain their texture and flavor.

- Be careful not to overcook the vegetables, as they can become mushy.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use frozen corn if fresh corn is not available.

- Substitute apple cider vinegar for white wine vinegar if needed.

Make Ahead Tips

This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions for a pop of color. - Serve in individual ramekins for a stylish presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair chile corn with a crisp white wine or a cold beer to balance the heat of the chile peppers.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 23g

- Dietary Fiber: 3g

- Sugars: 6g


- Total Fat: 2g

- Saturated Fat: 0g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 3g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 60% of the daily recommended intake

- Vitamin A: 15% of the daily recommended intake

- Iron: 4% of the daily recommended intake


This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.


This chile corn recipe is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy side dish option. It is also a good source of fiber and vitamins.


Chile corn is a flavorful and spicy side dish that is perfect for adding a kick to any meal. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy this dish as a side or topping for your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a happy one. It was a warm summer day, much like today, when I stumbled upon the ingredients for Chile Corn in an old cookbook tucked away in the back of my grandmother's kitchen. The pages were yellowed and worn, but the recipe was clear and concise, written in my grandmother's neat handwriting.

I remember the excitement I felt as I read through the simple list of ingredients: fresh corn, green chiles, butter, and a touch of salt. It seemed like such a humble dish, yet I could almost taste the delicious combination of flavors just by reading the recipe.

I immediately set to work, shucking the corn and slicing the chiles with care. The kitchen was filled with the sweet aroma of corn and the spicy scent of chiles as I melted the butter in the skillet. I remember the sizzle of the corn hitting the hot butter, and the way the chiles added a pop of color to the dish.

As the Chile Corn cooked, I couldn't help but think of all the different places and people that had contributed to my love of cooking. My grandmother, of course, was the biggest influence, teaching me the basics of cooking from a young age. But I had also picked up tips and tricks from friends, neighbors, and even strangers over the years.

I thought of Mrs. Jenkins, the kindly elderly lady who lived down the street and had shown me how to make the perfect pie crust. And Mr. Sanchez, the local farmer who had taught me the importance of using fresh, seasonal ingredients in my cooking. Each person had played a part in shaping me into the cook I was today.

As I stirred the Chile Corn in the skillet, I couldn't help but feel grateful for all the knowledge I had gained over the years. Cooking wasn't just about following a recipe - it was about bringing people together, sharing stories and traditions, and creating memories that would last a lifetime.

When the Chile Corn was finally ready, I plated it up and took a bite. The flavors exploded in my mouth - the sweetness of the corn, the heat of the chiles, and the richness of the butter all coming together in perfect harmony. It was a dish that was simple yet satisfying, comforting yet exciting.

I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my cooking repertoire, a dish that I would make again and again for family and friends. And as I sat down to enjoy my meal, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of gratitude for all the people who had helped me along the way, shaping me into the cook I was today.


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