This is a family recipe that we finally got my father-in-law to share. It can be easily adjusted for the kick that suits your taste. People can also add chopped jalapenos to their individual bowls if they want a zestier chowder.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
2 hrs 12 mins
total:
2 hrs 52 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine Italian-style tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, celery, and jalapeno peppers in a large stockpot.

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  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in chicken bouillon and beef bouillon cubes until dissolved. Pour over tomato mixture in the stockpot.

  • Stir clam juice cocktail, sugar, thyme leaves, chili powder, garlic salt, black pepper, and bay leaf into the stockpot. Cook chowder, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are very tender, about 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Combine clams, milk, and flour in a separate saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until clams are heated through, about 7 minutes. Stir into the stockpot and simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For more kick, add 1/4 cup Frank's(R) Hot Sauce or 2 more jalapeno peppers.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 31.4g 63% DV; carbohydrates 59.5g 19% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; sodium 2064mg 83% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2020
I was reluctant at first to make such a huge amount of soup without trying it first.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2020
I was reluctant at first to make such a huge amount of soup without trying it first.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2019
I followed the recipe and it was just the right amount of “zesty.” To save time i completed steps 1-3 the night before, and reheated and finished step 4 just before serving. Read More
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