Frontier Chowder Recipe

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The smoky hint of bacon in this chowder makes me think of cooking over a campfire; that's why I named it as I did. While it's simmering, I toss a salad and bake some biscuits for a meal that's ready in next to no time.—Maggie Rogers, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (11-1/4 ounces) condensed bean and bacon soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (17 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 224 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef with green pepper and onion until the beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in soups, corn and water. Cover and simmer 30 minutes to blend flavors. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Frontier Chowder in Country Ground Beef 1993, p22

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dgeorg02 User ID: 540957 46507
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"It was very simple to make. It reminded me of stuffed peppers. Similar ingredients. I would definitely make again."

ddean133 User ID: 4761280 46506
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Very quick, very tasty, very hearty, very little prep. What more can you ask for?"

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