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South-of-the-Border Chowder

 South-of-the-Border Chowder
From Davis, IL, Tonya Burkhard sends this filling soup that comes together in no time. Loaded with potatoes, the combination of sweet corn and pearl onions, smoky bacon and lots of spice has a scrumptious Southwestern flavor.
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup pearl onions
  • Sour cream and minced fresh cilantro, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, saute onion and bacon until onion is tender and
  • bacon is crisp. Stir in the flour, cumin, chili powder and garlic
  • powder. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until
  • thickened.
  • Stir in the hash browns, broth, cream corn, Mexicorn, chilies and
  • pearl onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for
  • 10 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with sour cream and
  • cilantro if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without optional toppings) equals 197 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 756 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable.