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Frontier Chowder Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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