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Catholic Recipe: Hopi Corn Stew


  • 1 cup roast beef or ground beef, chopped
  • 1 tbs. shortening
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh corn, cut from cobs
  • 1 cup Zucchini squash, cubed
  • 2 cups plus 2 tbs. water
  • 2 tbs. cornmeal


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:n/a

Origin: Native American


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St. Katharine Drexel founded a religious order of women dedicated to mission work among the Native American and African-American poor. Her feast is a good time to experiment with a traditional native American recipe. Recipe is the property of Elaya K. Tsosie.


Heat shortening in a large heavy skillet. Brown meat and add salt and pepper to taste. Add squash, corn and 2 cups water. Simmer about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are almost tender. In a cup, stir together cornmeal and 2 tbs. water to make a paste. Stir thickener into stew. Stir about 5 minutes to prevent sticking.

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