Creamy, warm, savory, slightly spicy, and smoky that is everything you will get in this Chili Bacon Creamed Corn. This dish really has all the show-stopping qualities.
There is just something about corn… it is simple to make… it is sweet… it is versatile… and it really does go with almost everything.
I remember growing up eating the cream corn out of a can over mashed potatoes. It was such a mystery to me how they got them so creamy?
Did you ever do that or wonder that?
It wasn’t until a few years ago I started making my own. And this recipe is one of my family’s favorite combinations.
I learned the trick to getting a good consistency is not to add too much flour. It is truly about the flour to liquid ratio. If it is too runny let the liquid cook down as you continue stirring. It it is too thick slowly add more liquid while stirring. Altitude really does play a roll in this recipe so you may have to play with it to get your desired consistency.
The corn gives it sweetness, the bacon smokiness, the chili powders a bit of warmth and spice. This Chili Bacon Creamed Corn is the perfect summer and fall side dish!
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Recommended Equipment for Chili Bacon Creamed Corn Recipe
Chili Bacon Creamed Corn
- Cast iron skillet
- 4 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon diced
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ small onion chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic Minced
- 1 12 oz bag frozen corn thawed and drained
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cilantro
- 1 cup whole milk
- Fry up diced bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside. Drain excess grease from pan.
- Place onions in the pan with the butter and salt. Saute for 2 minutes until onions have softened. Add in garlic and give a quick stir
- Stir in thawed out corn! Make sure it is thawed, frozen corn with sizzle and pop out of the pan, you may get hurt so only make this recipe with thawed and drained corn.
- Sir in chili powder, cilantro and flour. Then slowly add and whisk in the milk (about 1/4 cup at a time), until desired sauce consistency is achieved.
- Stir bacon back in and serve.