Smart 'Esquites' Bacon and Corn Chowder
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Smart 'Esquites' Bacon and Corn Chowder

Smart 'Esquites' Bacon and Corn Chowder

with Sour Cream and Feta

Let the flavours of the beloved Mexican street snack "elotes" in this reimagined stew version warm your hearts and your bellies. Our chowder is topped with crispy bacon bits and tangy sour cream – it's the perfect balance of textures and flavours.

Carb Smart (50 g carbohydrates or less) is based on a per serving calculation of the recipe's carbohydrate amount.

Calorie Smart (650kcal or less) is based on a per serving calculation of the recipe's kilocalorie amount.

Calorie Smart
Carb Smart
Low CO2

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes


serving amount

100 g

Bacon Strips

2 unit(s)

Corn on the Cob

1 unit(s)

Sweet Potato

113 g


56 mL


(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

¼ cup

Feta Cheese, crumbled

(Contains Milk)

2 tbsp

Cream Sauce Spice Blend

(Contains Wheat May contain Tree nuts, Milk, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites)

1 tbsp

Vegetable Stock Powder

(Contains Soy, Sulphites May contain Fish, Milk, Mustard, Sesame, Wheat, Egg)

½ tbsp

Mexican Seasoning

(May contain Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Tree nuts, Wheat, Milk, Mustard)

1 unit(s)

Green Onion

Not included in your delivery

0.06 tsp


0.06 tsp



Nutrition Values

Calories590 kcal
Fat39 g
Saturated Fat18 g
Carbohydrate50 g
Sugar14 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein14 g
Cholesterol90 mg
Sodium1890 mg
Trans Fat0.3 g
Potassium850 mg
Calcium175 mg
Iron2.3 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Slotted Spoon
Large Pot
Measuring Cups


Cook bacon
  • Cut bacon into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat (use same for 4 ppl). When hot, add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 5-7 min.** (TIP: If bacon begins to brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium.)
  • Remove from heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve fat in pot.
  • While bacon cooks, on a clean cutting board, peel, then cut sweet potato into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • Thinly slice green onion.
  • Husk, then halve cobs crosswise. Place cut-side of cobs down on the cutting board. Moving the knife along the cob in a downward motion, shave corn kernels off.
Start chowder
  • Reheat the same pot over medium heat.
  • When hot, add mirepoix, corn and sweet potato. Cook, stirring often, until veggies are tender-crisp, 4-5 min.
Finish chowder
  • Add cream sauce spice blend and half the Mexican seasoning (use all for 4 ppl). Stir to coat.
  • Add vegetable stock powder, cream and 2 cups (3 1/2 cups) water. Bring to a simmer over high, then reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender, 6-9 min. (TIP: If liquid reduces too quickly before veggies are tender, add water, 2 tbsp at a time).
Finish and serve
  • Season stew with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide stew between bowls.
  • Dollop sour cream over top.
  • Sprinkle bacon, feta and green onions over top.
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