Wednesday, March 13, 2024

What's Cooking in Meat Camp

 Slow Cooker Bacon Corn Chowder (edited)


2 large carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 small red potatoes, chopped
4 cups (700 g) frozen corn
1 lb. (450 g) bacon, cooked and crumbled, 1/4 cup reserved
1 teaspoon (1 g) dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon (.5 g) dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons (10 g) salt
1/2 teaspoon (1 g) pepper
4 cups (960 ml) chicken broth
1- 12 oz. (340 g) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons (16 g) cornstarch
2 tablespoons (28 g) butter (optional)
1. Place carrots, celery, onion, garlic, potatoes, corn, bacon, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker and toss to combine.
2. Add just enough chicken stock to cover.
3. Cook on low for 7 1/2 hours, until vegetables are soft.
4. Whisk cornstarch into evaporated milk. Stir into slow cooker along with butter. A personal preference edit.  I found the chowder to be a little thicker than I liked, so added some heavy cream (amount is up to you) during this step.  Cook an additional 30 minutes.  
Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve garnished with reserved bacon.
Pro Tip: If you’d like a heartier soup to serve as a main dish, add in 2 cups of chopped fully-cooked chicken in step 4.


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