Choctaw Corn Chowder

October 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Welcome to week 42 of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Cooking Challenge. This week’s theme is Native American. As we move farther into Autumn and coming around the corner to Winter, these days are rainy and chilly. Perfect weather for a chowder.

Lots of sweet and hot peppers  as well as fresh and dried herbs make this chowder extremely flavorful, as well as quite pretty.

We all know Winter is coming and we are going to be knees deep in root vegetables soon. Feel free to add chunks of squash, parsnip, carrots, or other root vegetables in the place of the potatoes for an equally comforting, hearty stew.  Hope your family enjoys this recipe, and you  include this quick and easy chowder in your meal plan all through the season.

Choctaw Corn Chowder
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Recipe type: Soup, Main Course
Ingredients
  • 3-4 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced (I use a garlic press)
  • 5 red sweet peppers, de-seeded and diced
  • 3 small semi hot red peppers, semi de-seeded and diced
  • 5-6 cups of sweet corn from the cob(5 ears)
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth, or chicken broth
  • Bunch of fresh parsley, chopped(reserve some for garnish)
  • 7 stems full of fresh thyme leaves, leaves stripped
  • 2 whole bay leaves
Instructions
  1. In large pot, sauté bacon for a few minutes
  2. Add onion, garlic and peppers and sauté for a few more minutes, stirring often
  3. Add corn and sauté for a few minutes, stirring often
  4. Add potatoes, parsley and thyme and stir
  5. Add vegetable broth, and bay leaves
  6. Stir scraping the bottom of the pan
  7. Bring to boil
  8. Reduce heat and simmer 30-40 minutes, scraping bottom every ten minutes
  9. Ladle into soup bowls
  10. Fresh parsley to garnish
  11. Enjoy

This recipe  for Choctaw Corn Chowder was adapted from here.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Jocela Mae says:

    Mmmm when the meal train starts feel free to make this sans bacon :-) it looks amazing and I bet it tastes sooo good! You do good work my friend

  2. Trente Miller says:

    You neglected to tell your loyal readers that you are part Choctaw, is that why you chose this dish?

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