SRC: Bacon Jalapeno Corn Chowder

It’s time for the October edition of the Secret Recipe Club!  Want to know more?  Check it out here.
This month my assignment was Adventures in Marriage, a blog written by Amy, who is a teacher from Virginia.  She uses her blog to share her favorite recipes with family and friends.  And she has some great ones…I had a long list of I-want-to-try-recipes: Cilantro Shrimp Scampi, Velveted Chicken Stir-Fry, Chipotle Chicken Skewers w/Cilantro Dipping Sauce, Pepperoni Pizza Dip and Cheddar Corn Chowder.
Since it’s fall and we  love soup, I was most interested in a great new soup recipe.  I chose this one because the title intrigued me and, in case you didn’t know, I’m a lover of bacon (evidence from last week and last month!).

I really loved the flavors of this soup.  It isn’t very spicy and the corn is a nice sweet balance to the flavor of the cumin and chili powder.  And the smoky bacon adds really great flavor as well.  Yum!  Amy did say that it is really great with fresh corn and I can’t wait to try it with fresh sweet corn sometime.  This is a fabulous addition to my soup repertoire.

1/2 lb. BACON, chopped
2 Tablespoons FLOUR
2 (16 oz.) bags FROZEN CORN
3-4 cups MILK (I used whole)
1 teaspoon CUMIN
1 teaspoon CHILI POWDER
SALT & PEPPER, to taste
In a heavy stockpot, cook bacon until crisp.  Remove from pan using a slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined plate.  Set aside.  Pour off all but 2 Tablespoons of bacon drippings.
Add onion and jalapeno to the pot, saute until soft – about 5 minutes.  Add flour, stir well and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Add chicken broth, corn and 3 cups of milk to the pot.  Stir to combine.  
Add cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook, stirring often, until it thickens and the corn is cooked.  
Using an immersion blender, puree until desired consistency is reached.  Add bacon back to the pan and thin with milk if needed.

Recipe Source: Adventures in Marriage

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  1. says

    This looks like a delicious Chowder, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Chicken and Potato Soup

  2. says

    Mmmm… I can taste the flavors now – delish. Will pin the recipe – thanks.

    Great SRC pick! Hope you’ll stop by and see my Mocha Snow Caps.


  3. says

    I couldn’t stay away from this recipe! It caught my eye on the blog hop. I will totally be making this soon, as it’s perfect fall weather for such a chowder 🙂


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