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Corn Chowder with Chilies

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A yummy corn chowder with so much flavor, you won’t know what to do with it all.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Bacon, Cut Into 1/2-inch Pieces (or Smaller)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1-½ whole Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 5 ears Corn, Shucked (about 4 Cups)
  • 2 whole Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Finely Diced
  • 1 whole (4 Oz. Size) Diced Green Chilies
  • 32 ounces, fluid Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1-½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt (more To Taste)
  • 3 Tablespoons Corn Meal OR Masa
  • ¼ cups Water

Preparation

(Carefully) slice the corn kernels off the cob. Set aside.

Add bacon pieces to a pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Cook for a couple of minutes. Throw in diced onion and stir, cooking the onion for 3 to 4 minutes. Add butter and melt. Add corn. Stir and cook for one minute. Add both kinds of chilies and stir.

Pour in chicken broth and cream. Add salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.

Combine cornmeal (or masa) with water. Stir to combine, then pour into the chowder. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. If chowder needs more thickening, add another tablespoon of cornmeal mixed with water. Cook for another ten minutes.

Serve with crusty sourdough bread or in a bread bowl. Absolutely yummy!

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Jody on 4.2.2013

I made this today and used leftover ham instead of the bacon and It turned out great!

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erin0797 on 1.17.2012

This is good, but spicy heat! I need to play with it a bit for my house’s taste buds. But it was very easy and great. I may ease off on the green chilies and maybe only one chipotle….maybe throw in some smoked paprika….

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sweettops on 1.3.2011

Just made this again for the 18th time and we just love love love this chowder. I do add more cornmeal to make it really thick.

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J on 11.19.2010

I’m definitely making this. Looks great, Ree!

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jowens66 on 10.29.2010

Actually didn’t care too much for this. Not much taste but HOT. Probably would not make again and if I do I will not use the chipotle pepper because it makes it entirely too spicy and that was all you could taste.

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jlstephan27 on 1.4.2013

This tasted pretty delicious. I followed the recipe with the exception of whipping cream – I used half and half instead. I loved the heat of the chipotle peppers. I had to add two tablespoons of corn meal, but it still didn’t get quite as thick as I would have liked. Also, mine did not turn out looking as pretty as the pictures! There were little grease bubbles on the surface, but it still tasted great. I’ll definitely make again, but may add potatoes to make a thicker chowder.

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lori on 8.24.2011

i really love this soup. i could only add one adobo chili though. 2 was just too spicy for me. i will make this again and again.

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Zeynep on 8.9.2011

Delicious! A bit spicy. I’m a wimp so I would prefer it less spicy but my husband and parents thought the spiciness was right on mark.

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cknowers on 6.12.2011

I love this spicy corn chowder recipe and is a staple in our household.

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stringofmoments on 2.25.2011

This is a fabulous soup! My husband, who likes more cowboy food, loved this chowder. We added an extra 2 tablespoons of corn meal to make it thicker, but this is a real crowd pleaser. We’re excited to add some shredded chicken next round. Thanks for sharing Ree.

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