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Surprise Clam Chowder Recipe

When family and friends first sampled this stew some 40 years ago, they were pleasantly surprised by the combination of ingredients. Now it's a dish they frequently request.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled potato
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (7-1/2 ounces) minced clams, undrained

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add ham and clams; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-cup serving (prepared with no-salt-added tomatoes and low-fat ham) equals 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch; also, 135 calories, 694 mg sodium, 35 mg cholesterol, 13 gm carbohydrate, 16 gm protein, 3 gm fat.