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You may be here because you’ve been searching the web for a great corn chowder recipe; let me assure you, this Ultimate Slow Cooker Green Chile Corn Chowder has earned it’s name. The combination of savory bacon and herbs, mixed with sweet corn and a little smoky authentic Hatch chile heat offer you a dinner bowl nothing short of amazing.
There is a secret ingredient in this recipe that really puts it over the top- what do you think it is? It’s not mentioned above. You’ll have to keep reading to find out!
Why are Hatch Chiles so special?
Hatch Chile is world renown for it’s delicious flavor, due to the unique climate, soil composition, and cultivars that exist only in the Hatch valley of New Mexico. These factors combine to grow exceptional chile peppers with the perfect blend of smoky, sweet and hot flavor notes. More people discover Hatch Chiles each year, and their popularity continues to grow.
Growing up in New Mexico where chile peppers are an integral part of the culture, I know that Hatch chiles have earned a reputation for being the best of the best. I personally only use authentic Hatch in all my cooking because it simply tastes amazing. You should be able to find canned Hatch chile in any supermarket these days, or you can order it direct like I do. Frozen chile is much, much better tasting then canned!
The Hatch Chile Store is the premiere website for ordering your Hatch chile– they are incredibly good at shipping fresh authentic chile right to your door, whatever variety and hotness lever you prefer. It’s where I get all my Hatch Chile, and I must say the flavor really does stand out above any other chile pepper variety.
Head on over now to The Hatch Chile Store to stock up on your Hatch chile for the holidays- they’ve always got great deals on your favorite products!
Make Ultimate Slow Cooker Green Chile Corn Chowder for the Win
You can see below how hearty this chowder is – packed with corn (mostly hiding underneath everything else), bacon, roasted and chopped Hatch green chile, red potatoes, onion, and herbs. A touch of honey brings out the sweet corn flavor and pairs perfectly with the mild green chile heat.
Here I have included the onions raw, which is TOTALLY fine. But if you have some extra time, I would sauté the diced onion in the bacon drippings before adding it to your slow cooker. Cooked and slightly browned onion has a deeper, more complex and delicious flavor.
You may notice that I am using a most wonderful invention here: A slow cooker liner! YESsssss! I LOVE these liners and they make cleaning up a breeze. No more scrubbing scorched food out of my slow cooker insert. Check them out right here.
Below you can see now I’ve added the chicken broth and stirred everything together. If the chicken broth doesn’t completely cover the contents in liquid, add enough water to ensure all the ingredients are covered.
And here, as promised, is the secret ingredient to making a delicious, creamy, full-bodied, corn chowder.
Cream Cheese! Just before serving, blend half a brick of cream cheese and some of the soup in a blender until creamy smooth. Then pour it back into the slow cooker.
Ladle out servings of this tasty chowder with more cooked bacon sprinkled over the top. I added a little chopped parsley here for color, but you can add a few sliced green onion or just skip the green altogether. It will taste amazing either way!
I am eager to hear your comments and get your feedback on this new recipe. I personally LOVE it. It is so satisfying to escape the cold outside and sit down to a delicious hot bowl of home cooked goodness. Yaaaaassss Ma’aaaam.Print