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Bean Counter Chowder Recipe

Bean Counter Chowder Recipe

Wonderfully seasoned Bean Counter Chowder is suggested by Vivian Haen of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and celery flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender; Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomato; simmer for 5 minutes. Add the broth, water and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes. Add beans and macaroni; return to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 105 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 334 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Bean Counter Chowder

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"This is a simple recipe and easy to make. I suggest adding more onion and tomato. I probably won't make it again."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"Great recipe! Pottsy was concerned about flavor - cook your own beans with ham hock, drain and use them as you would the canned ones."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"The recipe was very simple to make and was very tasty. I made double the liquid because there wasn't enough for my liking and I know this was healthy but I added 1/4 cup of real bacon bits for my husband."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This was really good but does need just a bit more something in the line of flavor. I will definitely make it again and will experiment with different options. My daughter and grand-daughter liked it also. My 18 month old grand-daughter liked picking the beans out and eating them by themselves."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Hubby and I thought this was very good. The only thing I changed was to add 1 stalk of chopped celery in place of the celery flakes. It added a little crunch. This will be made again."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Good soup, fast and easy to make."

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