Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

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Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

Bollo Limpio is a wrapped corn cake from the city of Barranquilla, in Colombia. It is usually served with chicharrón, chorizos, butifarras, and other Colombian fried meats on the side. Other popular bollos recipes in Colombia are Bollos de Yuca (Cassava Rolls) and Envuelto o Bollo de Mazorca (Fresh Corn Rolls)

Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

Bollo Limpio is one of those dishes you don’t normally find at Colombian restaurants in the United States, which is a huge reason to make it yourself :-)

Buen provecho!



(6-8 Bollos)

  • 5 cups cooked hominy corn
  • 2 cups grated or crumbled queso fresco
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Salt to your taste
  • Corn husks for wrapping

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  1. Place the corn, cheese, melted butter and salt in the food processor and mix until the corn is pureed.
  2. Bollo Limpio de Colombia

  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Colombian Bollo Limpio

  5. For each bollo, arrange 2 corn husks on a work surface. Divide the mixture evenly and place in the center of the husks.
  6. Corn Bollos

  7. Roll the corn husks so that the filling is completely enclosed. Twist and tie the ends.
  8. Bollo Limpio Colombiano

  9. n large pot place about 2 cups of water. Place the pot on the stove over high heat until the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  10. Bollo Limpio
    Colombian Bollo Limpio

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  1. Cristina says

    We made Bollo Limpio for lunch today with chorizo and Italian sausages. They are perfect with these kind of sausages. thanks.

  2. says

    Do you soak the dried corn husks in some water? If so, for how long?

    Thanks for the time you spend on this blog. I was a missionary in several cities in Colombia for 9 months. I have sweet memories of Colombia and her people.

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