Beefy Bacon Chowder Recipe
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Beefy Bacon Chowder Recipe

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Rave reviews are sure to follow when this creamy chowder appears on the table. Bacon makes it rich and hearty. It's a favorite with my whole family. - Nancy Schmidt, Center, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes, cooked
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups chopped carrots, cooked
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the milk, potatoes, soup, carrots, salt and pepper; heat through. Stir in the bacon just before serving. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Beef and Bacon Chowder in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p122

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Feen User ID: 1925557 203926
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Delicious and easy. I used ground turkey. I substituted corn for half the celery and also threw in some asparagus. I used frozen hash brown potatoes and a bag of bacon bits. Turned out very well - definitely a keeper!"

leetodtz User ID: 1222703 27549
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Very filling and easy to make"

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