Southwestern Corn and Ground Beef Chowder
By: Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough!
Here is a new recipe for you all, I love Mexican food, but I don’t really get to make much of it and since I moved to this section of the country it is hard to find good Mexican food when we go out. So this recipe satisfies my southwestern cravings as well as make my husband happy because it is soup!
My family, they love ground beef, they love creamy soups and they love corn… I thought I would give it a go and give them everything wrapped into one.
- 2 tbls olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef (you could also use ground turkey)
- 1 Onion diced
- 1 Red sweet bell pepper diced
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 2 jalapenos minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 bag frozen corn kernels thawed
- 2 red potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbl ground cumin
- 2 tsps ground chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
- 1 cup light cream or milk, divided
- 1 tbls flour
- Paprika to sprinkle with some multi colored tortilla strips on soup once served for color.
In large stock pot or Dutch oven brown ground beef breaking apart as it cooks into small pieces. (I usually make sure it is completely thawed and I put it into water and boil stirring a lot it so it breaks apart very fine, then drain it and brown it a bit) drain off fat, in same pan add onion, bell pepper and celery cook until onion starts to turn translucent,
then add garlic and jalapenos, continue to cook for an additional minute.
Pour in tomatoes, chicken broth, corn, potatoes, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
In a small sauce pan, warm ¾ cup of cream or milk over low heat,
meanwhile whisk flour and rest of cream in a measuring cup until smoothOnce the cream is hot, almost to a boil,
remove from heat and whisk in cheese,
add this combination to the soup,
whisking and blending until incorporated.
Dish into serving bowls and top with a little cheese. Serve with tortillas, corn bread or some corn chips!