Corn con carne with meatballs recipe (1962)

Vintage 60s Corn con carne recipe (1962) from Del Monte

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Corn con carne recipe (1962)

Vintage 60s Corn con carne recipe (1962) from Del Monte

Corn con carne

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoons crumbled oregano
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 15 ounces Del Monte Brand Golden Cream Style Corn
  • 1/2 cup sliced or whole ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup pimiento or green pepper strips


  1. Prepare your own meatball recipe based on 1 pound ground beef, adding about 1/2 teaspoon chili powder with the seasonings.
  2. Brown meatballs in shortening till done.
  3. Meanwhile, gently fry 2 tablespoons chopped onion, and 1/4 teaspoon crumbled oregano in 1 tablespoon of butter.
  4. Stir in 1 can cream-style corn.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup sliced or whole ripe olives and 1/4 cup (2 ounces) pimiento or green pepper strips, and heat.
  6. Serve with the meat balls.


17 ounces was the can size back in the 1960s. Now they are closer to 15 ounces, so we have used the modern-day version when calculating the nutrition for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 464Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 664mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 33g

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