Heartland Corn Chowder

Heartland Corn Chowder

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  • 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
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 qt
  • 2 c
  • 4 c
    corn kernels, fresh
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled

How to Make Heartland Corn Chowder


  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.

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About Heartland Corn Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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