Creamy Corn & Cheese Chowder

Morning Everybody!

This particular chowder has become our family’s “go-to” recipe for a good hearty lunch or supper. – It is pretty easy to whip-up, and it is a total people pleaser!  🙂

If you’d like to see the step-by-step tutorial for this recipe, go to the original post by Ree Drummond found >Here<

Prep Time: 15 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 20 Minutes |  Servings: 12

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 3 slices Bacon, Cut Into Pieces
  • 3 whole Bell Peppers, Finely Diced (red, Yellow, Orange)
  • 5 ears Corn, Kernels Sliced Off
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock Or Broth
  • 2 cups Half-and-half
  • 1 cup (heaping) Grated Monterey Jack
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pepper Jack
  • 1/3 cup Sliced Green Onions
  • Bread Bowls

Directions:  In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions for a couple of minutes. Add bacon and cook for another minute or so, then add diced bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes. Finally, add corn and cook for a minute.

Sprinkle flour evenly over the top and stir to combine. Pour in broth and stir well. Allow this to thicken for 3 or 4 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Stir in half-and-half, then cover and allow to simmer/thicken for 15 minutes or so.

Stir in cheeses and green onions. When cheese is melted and the soup is hot, check seasonings. Add salt and pepper as needed.  Ladle into hollowed out (bread) boules and serve immediately.

 Bon Appétit!

-Oh, One last thing! I  will be posting the recipe that i used for the bread boules, and also a crock-pot (revised) version of this recipe in the near future – so keep an eye out! 😉

Photo & Recipe Shared from: The Pioneer Woman.com
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Mr.E’s Meatball Chowder

A dear older couple that lived near us when we were growing up, used to invite all of us kids over for supper at least once a week, and on cold blustery winter days, their kitchen was the place to be!  You see, Meatball chowder was the only meal that Mrs. E would let Mr. E make without her supervision. lol  – it was his finest dish however, and whenever there was the rumor that Mr. E was to make it we would flock on over to “help” him, aka taste test! 😉   Anyhow, Meatball chowder is just one of those childhood recipes that never gets old and is a sure people please ‘r!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Meatballs  ( we cut them in half, but you don’t have too)
  • 1 tall can V8 Tomato Juice [round about 1  1/2 cups]
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 tsp. Season Salt
  • 1 tsp. Marjoram
  • 1 tbs. Beef flavoring or very strong broth
  • 3 cups diced Potatoes
  • 3 cups diced Celery
  • 3 cups diced Carrots
  • 1 large diced Onion
  • 1 can Corn

Directions: Combine all the liquids together in a large cooking pot.  Add the spices/salts and let them dissolve/incorporate.  Next add your veggies and meatballs.  Let cook on high for 1 hour  stirring as needed- so as not to burn the pan. 😉

Tips: Mr. E always diced his veggies on the chunky side, and i think that is what made this recipe so hardy.   Also, to thicken you can add 2 tbs. of tapioca; corn starch or whatever you normally use to thicken your chowders.  ( Serves 8-10)

Happy Cooking and Bon Appétit!