Recipe by CORWYNN DARKHOLME
"This very savory chowder derives it's flavors from a variety of vegetables, Northern white beans, bacon and seasonings all pureed together in a chicken broth base. Best served with herb toast. I use reduced sodium chicken broth."
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1 1/2 cups
dried great Northern beans, rinsed
potato - peeled and cubed
ground black pepper
3 (14.5 ounce) cans
low-sodium chicken broth
Instead of putting in food processor, I used my hand blender right in the crock pot. Worked great!
When I cooked this, it turned out like refried beans. I would suggest using more water, and not pureeing all of the mix, only some of it.
This turned out really good tonight. I left out the italian seasoning, carrots, and celery. We added lots of garlic and it really added a nice flavor to it. I also didn't puree this at all. I cooked everything in the crockpot and added the milk during the last 30 minutes.
I grew up eating lots of northern white bean on cornbread...so this is
old-school comfort food for me. I didn't make cornbread to go with it, however, but did as another reviewer suggested and made garlic cheese toast to eat with it....yum. I do believe that it needs more flavor than what the bacon can give, so I stirred in 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and I added abut 1/2 a cup of diced up leftover Christmas ham. I also followed the advice of others and didn't bother with any pureeing. Will make again!
This was a really nice tasting, filling chowder that's great as a meal on its own with some crusty bread -- perfect for those cold days! I made mine with low-fat turkey bacon and non-fat chicken broth to make it a little more health-friendly.
My family did NOT like this recipe. It took way longer to cook then expected. I will not try this recipe again....
Excellent recipe! Made it exactly as the recipe reads and my family just loved it. Did add some Frank's Hot Sauce at the table for some kick.
Never again will I buy canned bean soup. This is a great recipe for cold weather days. I served this with a Texas cheese toast.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Northern White Bean Bacon Chowder
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 331
** Calories from Fat: 129
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