Heartland Corn Chowder Recipe

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Heartland Corn Chowder

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Serves:

6

Ingredients

1.5 lb
smoked ham bones
3
medium onions, peeled and quartered
3
medium carrots, peeled and quartered
3
medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
4
celery ribs, quartered
1
green bell pepper, chopped
2
bay leaves
2 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
3 qt
water
2 c
milk
4 c
corn kernels, fresh
8 slice
bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place ham bones, onions, carrots, potatoes, celery, green pepper, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper in the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
2
Cook at a slow boil for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
3
Strain the broth and discard the bay leaves and bones, reserving the ham and vegetables.
4
Skim off and discard fat from the broth.
5
Puree the cooked vegetables and ham in a food processor until smooth.
6
Bring the broth to a boil again and add the pureed vegetables, milk and corn.
7
Let simmer for 5 minutes.
8
Serve, sprinkled with bacon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders
Other Tag: Quick & Easy