Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A-Maizing Corn & Bacon Chowder

I don't know about where you live but around here it's been raining hard non-stop for hours. When it's a dark and dreary day I tend to want to make something hot and filling and this soup hits the spot! It's also a bonus that it meets one of hubby Brad's criteria for a good meal merely because it contains bacon (which, according to him, makes most meals taste better). I have to kind of agree with him for the most part. We do love our bacon!

I've been asked by a few people to get more soup/stew/crockpot recipes on the blog and I'm working on it. Unfortunately I got home from a lovely breakfast with friends a little too late to put on the crockpot beef stroganoff that I had planned so I'll make that dish tomorrow.

Until then, enjoy this soup recipe. It has a nice sweet flavour and the bacon nicely compliments it. Serve with a green salad and homemade bread.

6 bacon slices,
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup water
2 cups milk
2 (14.5oz) cans cream-style corn
1 (15.25oz) can whole kernel corn
1/2 tsp salt
to taste freshly ground black pepper

Fry bacon in a Dutch oven (large soup pot) until crisp; remove and reserve 2 tbsp of bacon drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside.

Saute onion in reserved drippings until tender; add potatoes and water. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in milk, corn, salt and pepper; continue to cook, stirring frequently until heated through. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over individual bowls before serving.

Alternative: You could used cooked, diced ham in place of the bacon but I'd mix it into the soup instead of setting it on top of each bowl.

Recipe originally from: allrecipes.com

2 comments:

Mags said...

First off, I'll take an inch or two of that rain you're getting. We've been rainless for nearly a month!

Great soup recipe. I can never collect enough soup recipes.

Laurie said...

Oh Mags, it's been raining here non-stop for the past few days. Today is the first sunny day ... then we're back to rain. Luckily all the rain is prohibiting me from winterizing my veggie garden (something I'm not looking forward to doing). The rain is helping me to procrastinate at least. ;)
As for soup recipes, since the cooler weather has hit us here I've had a hankerin' for some soups too. I made a roasted butternut and sweet potato soup yesterday which was good but I think I'll add some tweaks to it to improve it. I'll post it later today. :)

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