Corn and White Bean Chowder

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Wow. Much creamy. So winter. Wow.

Thanks to A Couple of Cooks for this recipe!

  • 1 yellow onion
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound red skinned potatoes
  • 6 ears corn (or frozen corn…I eyeballed it but I would guess about 2-4 cups based on your preference)
  • 1 can white beans
  • A few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups milk
  • ¼ cup cornmeal or masa (AWESOME addition to this recipe I never would have thought of)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

1. Dice the yellow onion and half of a red pepper. Peel and dice three carrots. Mince two cloves garlic. Dice the potatoes. Cut the corn off the cob (if possible, use a bundt pan: place the corn cob in the center ring and cut the corn down into the pan). Save the cobs. Drain and rinse the white beans; set aside. Remove the leaves of thyme and set aside.

2. In a large pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Saute the onion and bay leaf 4 minutes, until soft. Add the carrots, red pepper, and garlic, and saute for 4 minutes. Add corn, corn cobs, potatoes, and 6 cups milk. Bring to a boil. Then simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove the corn cobs and bay leaf. In a small bowl, mix cornmeal or masa with ¼ cup (or a bit more) water, then add to pot. Add 2 teaspoons kosher salt, white beans, and fresh thyme. Heat through for about 5 to 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the soup is thickened a bit (mash down lumps of cornmeal if any occur).

This really is one of the best, easy to make corn chowders I’ve had.

MMmmmmmm.

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