Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dirt Cheap Dinners Article: Bacon Corn Chowder

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    • #266535

      Ingredients:

      1 onion, finely chopped
      1 stalk of celery, chopped up very small
      a couple pieces of cooked bacon, chopped up small (optional, adds color and flavor)
      2 Tbsp butter or margarine or grease or oil
      1 Tbsp flour
      2 cups of milk (make it from dry milk: it’s cheaper and no one has to know)
      2 bags of frozen corn (10 oz each)
      salt and pepper to taste

      Saute the onion in the butter. Add the flour and make a nice paste. Slowly add the milk and stir the whole time, letting the mixture form a thin gravy of sorts.

      Add the corn, bacon (if using), salt and pepper to taste. Let the chowder heat over for 15 – 20 minutes. Then, puree half of it, reheat, and serve.

      Paired with some crackers or a sandwich, this is quite filling, and dirt cheap. The corn costs almost $2 total, but the rest of the ingredients are pennies a piece.

    • #403652

      This is one dish that I do make, it’s good and really doesn’t cost much at all to make.

    • #443929

      I love making corn chowder! my recipe varies a little but pretty much the same. I always pair with my version of Red Lobster cheesy garlic biscuits

    • #444034
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      Corn chowder is one of my favorite things to make to use any leftover corn. This is a staple to make for me…I just add leftover mashed taters for my recipe.
      I love chowdersgiggle smiley

    • #459671

      I have never had corn chowder but this sounds delicious!

    • #459684
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      KateM…no corn chowder! Ya gotta make this! So good and easy!

    • #460770
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      We LOVE this chowder. I use left over ham in mine usually. Tastes great and makes a good lunch or pared with a grilled sandwich for dinner.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dirt Cheap Dinners Article: Bacon Corn Chowder