Cheesy Ham Chowder

How to make a Cheesy Ham Chowder.

INGREDIENTS: Serves 6-8

  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 3 cups potatoes, cubed
  • 15 oz whole kernel corn, drained
  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Pepper, to taste

METHOD:

  1. Roughly chop the uncooked bacon.
  2. Toss it into a large soup pot and cook over medium heat until crisp.
  3. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon leaving the drippings in the pot.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Add the carrots and onion to the pot and cook in the bacon drippings until tender.
  6. Once the vegetables are cooked, blend in the flour to form a thick paste.
  7. Gradually add the milk and the water to the pot 1/2 a cup at a time.
  8. Bring the soup to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Add the potatoes, corn, chicken bouillon and pepper to taste.
  10. Bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  12. Stir in the ham and cheese until the cheese has melted.
  13. Mix in the bacon.
  14. Serve and enjoy!
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