Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

by Erica Dinho on October 29, 2012

Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

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 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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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn and Seth October 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM

this sounds soooo delicious!!


2 Andrea October 29, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Se me volvió la boca AGUA al leer esto. Con lo que me gustan estos bollos… ¡Gracias por la receta!


3 Belinda @zomppa October 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Beautiful!! I love all your dishes – you should be opening a restaurant!


4 Juliana October 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I never had anything like this Erica…and sure would love to try it. Looks tasty…hominy and cheese all together.
Have a great week :)


5 5 Star Foodie October 31, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Oh those sound scrumptious, so nice with queso fresco!


6 Chris November 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I have never heard of this but it sounds like it would be great with the queso in there.


7 Cristina November 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

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


8 Erica November 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Thank you all for your comments and feedback!


9 Darlene in North GA March 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM

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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