Jo's Slow Cooker Bacon and Corn Chowder

    Jo's Slow Cooker Bacon and Corn Chowder

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    18 people made this

    This is better than any pea and ham soup you could ever make. If you by a bag of bacon bits(good economical buying), good and chunky, you may need to make the pieces a little smaller but don't make the pieces too small.

    Jodeegee Canterbury, New Zealand

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1 kg smoked bacon bits -any off cuts are good and the smokier the better for fuller flavour
    • 1 clove of garlic crushed
    • 1 large onion
    • 2 large potatoes peeled and cubed
    • 2 cans cream style corn
    • 1 litre stock
    • 1 packet soup mix/split peas (whichever is your preference)
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:6hours 

    1. Chop bacon pieces into reasonable size cubes...not too small as the size is what makes this so good.
    2. Chop onions...as chunky or as small as you like; peel and cube the potatoes into bite size cubes.
    3. Saute the bacon and onion and garlic in a pan.
    4. Add to slow cooker with stock (if you like a thinner soup add more stock or water) add the soup mix/split peas.
    5. Leave to cook 4 hours minimum on high.
    6. Add the cream corn one hour before serving. Stir in well.
    7. Serve with crusty bread for a hearty filling meal

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    Reviews (8)

    Jodeegee
    9

    Something else. Add the diced potato at the same time as the stock - 19 Jul 2009

    RaneyLorene
    7

    I don't actually live 'down under' and am wondering what a "packet of soup mix" is? Can you tell me? - 21 May 2012

    1

    Really delicious! I used normal bacon and added smoked hocks for flavour. Perfect for winter, my whole family devoured it! Thank you. - 18 Jun 2014

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