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Bela's Potato and White Bean Chowder

Bela's Potato and White Bean Chowder

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
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MOTTSBELA

A thick, flavorful blend of potatoes and beans! I invented this recipe with ingredients I managed to scrounge on a winter's night several years ago. It has become a cold weather staple. I always serve it with bread and plenty of hot sauce. My cat, Bela, goes nuts when I make this!

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  • Calories:
  • 424 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.2g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 557 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and stir in the flour to form a roux. Mix in the onion and garlic, and cook and stir until tender.
  2. Place the potatoes and bacon bits into the saucepan. Cook and stir until well coated with the roux. Season with celery flakes, ground dry mustard, cloves, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix in the rice milk, water, and the liquid from the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Increase the amount of liquid if the soup seems too thick.
  3. Mix the beans into the soup, and continue cooking about 10 minutes, until heated through.
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Reviews

angelclaw
17

angelclaw

1/20/2009

Thick and rich and delicious! I made a couple of alterations - a leek instead of an onion, fresh celery instead of celery flakes, and veggie brats seasoned with a little liquid smoke in place of the bacon bits. This is a great flexible recipe and one I'll be making often.

Karen
16

Karen

4/3/2009

Really yummy and filling! I left out the bacon bits and celery salt because I didn't have any, but it still had a lot of flavor. I also subbed Earth Balance for the butter to make it vegan. Thanks!

punkyballstar
16

punkyballstar

4/22/2007

My boyfriend & I absolutely loved this! I don't eat beans, so I left those out of the recipe but everything still turned out well. I've tried plenty of potato soups,stews,chowders but none have a good flavor until this one. I believe this will be a staple in our house.

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