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Beef and Bacon Chowder

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10-12 servings

My mother discovered this recipe while I was still a child, and we loved it! To save time, I sometimes cook the carrots and potatoes in the microwave. Either way, this chowder is perfect for a family supper and special enough for company.—Marilyn Yost, Livingston, California

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 to 3 cups diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 to 4 cups diced peeled potatoes, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots, cooked and drained
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; pour off drippings and remove bacon to paper towel to drain.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain. Add the soup, milk, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper and reserved bacon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until heated through. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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