Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Broccoli, Bacon & Cheddar Chowder

Made this recipe for the first time last week and will make it again this week - only I'll double it this time!

Broccoli, Bacon & Cheddar Chowder

4 slices bacon, cooked & chopped
2 tabl. margarine
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tabl. flour
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 C. milk
2 C. chicken broth
4 C. potatoes, peeled and diced
2 C. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tabl. flour
20 oz. broccoli, cooked & cut into small pieces

Prepare bacon and broccoli and set aside. Melt margarine in a large pot and cook onion for a few minutes until soft. Add flour and cook, stirring until "foamy." Whisk in salt, pepper, milk and chicken broth and cook until smooth and creamy (about 3 minutes). Add potatoes and cook until tender. In a bowl, combine cheese with tabl. of flour. Stir cheese into pot, a handful at a time, whisking until smooth. Add broccoli and bacon. Stir and heat through.

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