Stubb’s Kicked Up Bar-B-Q Creamed Corn


3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves minced garlic
2 16-ounce packages of frozen sweet corn
2 cups heavy cream (or half and half)
4 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
1 cup Stubb’s Spicy Bar-B-Q Sauce, or more or less to your taste (substitute Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce if you’d prefer)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh, chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish



Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat and add in the butter or oil. When it’s hot, add in the onions and let cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the onions begin to soften. Stir in the corn (frozen or thawed) and garlic, and let cook until the corn is thawed and soft.

Stir in the cream and raise the heat to medium-high. Stir together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl, making sure no lumps remain. When the corn mixture comes to a heavy simmer, stir in the cornstarch mixture. When the corn starts to thicken, lower the heat to medium-low and stir in the barbecue sauce. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm garnished with chopped parsley or cilantro.

Note: Can be made ahead and reheated.


This recipe was developed for Stubb’s by Katie, of Culinary Pirate[1]. For more recipes by Katie, please visit her website at[2].

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