Bean Chowder

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Okie Chef

In elementary school we always had bean chowder on Fridays. It was one of the few things I liked on the lunch menu, along with the cinnamon rolls that were served with it for desert. After looking for umpteen years I finally found both recipes. So I'm posting them here for safe keeping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans in 3 quarts of water or more depending on dryness of beans.
  2. When beans are nearly done, add 1/2 tablespoon chili powder and 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt.
  3. While beans are cooking, combine meat, onions, and garlic; brown in skillet, stirring frequently until done.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to meat mixture.
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Combine meat mixture and beans.
  7. May have to add more water for desired thickness or more chili powder for desired seasoning.

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