An old farm recipe handed down from my mother. Lots of cholesterol, but true comfort food.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
1.5 gallons
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.

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  • Place bacon grease in a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook bell pepper, onion and celery leaves in grease until just tender. Stir in bacon, corn and water and bring slowly to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in milk and heat gently, without boiling. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 13.9g; cholesterol 31.1mg; sodium 586.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
If you like a thiner soup this is it but I prefer a thicker soup so I added an equal amount of drained whole kernel corn and left out 2 cans of evap milk. I crumbled the bacon and added it as a garnish with a bit of shredded cheese. This recipe is as easy as falling off a log and has a delicous flavor I use it in my restaurant and recomend it. Lois Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2011
Wow this was not good at all to my husband and I sorry. way too thin and lacked flavor. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
If you like a thiner soup this is it but I prefer a thicker soup so I added an equal amount of drained whole kernel corn and left out 2 cans of evap milk. I crumbled the bacon and added it as a garnish with a bit of shredded cheese. This recipe is as easy as falling off a log and has a delicous flavor I use it in my restaurant and recomend it. Lois Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
I work at a lodge in the mountains of Idaho. I had some guest coming in for lunch. I needed a quick tasty lunch idea. I cooked this soup up and it was a great hit. It was sweet and creamy and very easy to make. I didn't have any celery so I used celery seed and added a couple of potatoes. Thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
I made this recipe a week ago and it was really good. But I must admit that it was rather thin making it less of a chowder and more so a vegetable soup. I made the recipe again though this time I added a tablespoon and a half of flour after sauteing the vegetables to make a sort of roux. This came out to a much better consistency then before. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2009
The consistancy of this recipe is really too thin. I would cut back the water and maybe subtract a can of the cond milk. Like the other reviewer I also added potatoes to make it a little chunkier. Good and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
This was as good as corn chowder can be really easy and tasted wonderful. I just added a bit more salt and pepper to taste. This is a great recipe thank you for posting it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Very delicious recipe. I made this for Christmas day. I left out the bacon as I dont eat pork ( its not available at my organic farm ). I also only used 1 can of evaporated milk and I added 3 red skinned potatoes chopped up to give it more substance. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
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Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
Wow this was not good at all to my husband and I sorry. way too thin and lacked flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
Very nice. I used celery instead of celery leaves because I could not find any celery leaves. My family loved it. It has a bit of a thin consistency but other than that it's great! Read More
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