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Beefy Bacon Chowder

 Beefy Bacon Chowder
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.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 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 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 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).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 214 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.