Monday, February 13, 2012

RECIPE: Cheesy Corn Chowder

1 large onion, diced
1 large red or yellow bell pepper, diced
3 slices bacon, cut into pieces
3 cups corn, frozen or fresh off the cop
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups half & half
1 heaping cup grated pepper jack cheese
1 heaping cup grated monterey jack cheese
1/3 cup green onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large dutch oven, melt butter on medium heat and saute the onion.  Then add the bacon and saute for a couple of minutes.  Then add the pepper and saute 2 minutes more.  Add the corn and saute 2 minutes more.  Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables, stir and saute 2 minutes or so.  Stir in stock and bring to a boil to thicken.  Reduce heat and add half and half.  Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add cheese and stir to melt and combine.  Then stir in green onions and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve.

*Adapted from a recipe found on

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