Mohawk Indian Corn Soup


On the Akwesasne Reservation where I grew up I have fond memories of corn soup always being on the stove on New Year's Eve. Friends and family would stop in and have a bowl or two and celebrate the end of the year. I continue this tradition with my own family now. Use canned Indian corn instead of hominy if available.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 ¾ pounds pork loin fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 6 cups water

  • 3 cubes beef bouillon

  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 3 cups cubed rutabaga

  • 2 cups chopped carrots

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans canned hominy, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork in hot oil until browned on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir water, beef bouillon, and chicken bouillon together in a large pot over medium-high heat until bouillon dissolves. Add pork, rutabaga, carrots, and celery; bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until vegetables tender, about 40 minutes.

  3. Stir hominy and kidney beans into pork-vegetable mixture and simmer until hominy and meat are tender, about 30 minutes more. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
11g Fat
44g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1589mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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