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Zesty Manhattan Clam Chowder

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 h 52 m servings 383
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine Italian-style tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, celery, and jalapeno peppers in a large stockpot.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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® Hot Sauce or 2 more jalapeno peppers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 383 calories; 2.6 59.5 31.4 63 2064 Full nutrition

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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.