Hamburg Chowder (Hamburger Chowder)

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is an old family recipe from my children's great grandmother (Gram aka Maude Jackson :-)). Family legend has it that this recipe was passed down to her from an uncle who fed railroad crews as they built the lines. He had run out of most supplies and had to come up with something hearty enough to feed a bunch of very hungry workmen...this is what he came up with. We love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a Dutch oven.
  2. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. If the soup is too thick, add up to a quart of boiling water.


Most Helpful

I didn't cook it more than 2 hours and it is DELICIOUS! Each day it tastes better. I left the peeling on the potatoes, too. This is a great alternative to chili for cold days. I love it!

bcaussielvr February 21, 2007

Super easy to prepare. We love it!

CooksSoGood March 19, 2010

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