Corn & Red Bell Pepper Chowder Recipe

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Corn & Red Bell Pepper Chowder

Elsy Beath

By
@Bubbalou

This was something that I just threw together one day. It was a big hit with my son and he insisted that I make it again, only this time, I had to pay attention to what I was doing so that I could write it down.


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Ingredients

2
corn on the cob (or 4 mini), cooked, reserved water
1 large
red bell pepper, diced.
1 medium
white onion.
4 slice
thick cut bacon.
2
chicken flavored bullion cubes.
salt & pepper to taste.
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
butter.
1/2 c
half and half.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook your corn on the cob as you normally would. (Frozen actually works better.) Remove the corn from the cob, then return the cob to the cooking water and continue to boil for about 10 minutes. Remove cob & disgard, keeping water. While still boiling, add your bullion cubes. This is the base for your soup. Cut up your bacon into cubes. In a seperate pot, start browning your bacon. When it begins to render some fat, add your onions & pepper, sauteing on medium heat, approx 5 min. Then add your corn and continue sauting for another 5 to 8 minutes until onions & peppers are soft. Add the brothe to the vegtables and lower heat to a simmer. While that simmers, make a roux in another pot; melt your butter, add your flour and cook for approx 2 minutes. Return the soup back to a boil and stir in the roux, soup should thicken. Lower heat again. Stir in half & half, and make sure to add salt & pepper as you go along to your taste. (I also added butter while sauting the vegtables.) Let this simmer on low for about 10 minutes. This is great on a cold evening. (A friend suggested adding lump crab meat, which I did when I made this last night, and it was great. It was a big hit.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders