My daughter made this and it was perfect. We liked that it was the perfect amount of richness. It was really thick at first, so she mixed in half a cup of water and corn starch in a slurry and it made the soup thicker. Instead of boiling potatoes on a pot, my daughter did it in the microwave. (She didn't want to wash a pot....lazy I guess.) The carrots weren't cooked all the way so she put the soup in the microwave for 4 minutes and as she says it in a squeaky voice, "Perfection!" YUM is what I say :). A side note....We froze this and it freezes well....My daughter says it's even BETTER after frozen. She also reheated it with some cheddar cheese and said it was amazing!!!!! My whole family enjoyed it. :)
I used an Anaheim chili and 1 jalapeno. Next time I will use 2 jalapenos because we all felt it needed a little more flavor. I would also cut back on the 1/2 & 1/2 or broth, as it was a little thinner than we would have liked. It was a good, but I will do some tweaking if I make it again.
I wasnt too impressed by this recipe at first. It was too thin. I thought it would be a thicker chowder. Just when I was discouraged It started to thicken up to the perfect consistancy. So just keep stirring and heating it, it may take a while. I only ended up using 3 cups half & half instead of the whole quart. I am so glad I didnt use the full amount because the full quart would have made more soup consistancy than chowder so depending on your preference keep that in mind. Next time I wont dice my potatoes as small. I prefered bigger chunks. I also will chop everything before starting. I was going crazy trying to chop everything while the bacon grease was splatering away everywhere. Another word of advice. Dont toss the bacon peices into the soup to cook. Just take the crumbled bacon and serve it on the side so they dont get soggy, especially when keeping leftovers. I am plesantly surprised that there was as much flavor considering there are not any spices really other than salt and pepper, but dont be scared because it tastes great. Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful! And so colorful and appealing to the eye. I used the red bell pepper option, fresh corn, low sodium broth and omitted the salt (personal preference). The potatoes thickened the soup up wonderfully! Thanks for sharing!
This recipe was recommended by Chef #226863. Delicious! Made as directed, wouldn't change a thing, but might add some cooked & chopped chicken breast or even some fish next time. Thanks for sharing. :)
delicious soup! I also added in 6 cloves chopped fresh garlic while sauteeing the veggie mixture, used 2 jalapenos and red bell pepper I also added in 2 teaspoons crushed chili flakes, wonderful soup, thanks for sharing appley!
What a great soup! It's mild and smooth with a bit of kick from the peppers. I used a whole pound of bacon for it and added a bit more celery, but everything else was the same. It's so smooth and delicious, and the flavor really melds together even more the next day. Wonderful, can't wait to make it again. Made and Reviewed for PRMR - Thanks! :)
What a great soup! Loved the addition of the anaheim and jalapeno peppers - added a nice kick to this rich and creamy soup. This recipe makes a lot - looking forward to leftovers for lunch - thanks for posting the recipe!
A wonderful, tasty, mid/winter treat for us on the farm. We absolutely adored this, and made exactly, except garnished this with crab back-fin lumps on the top and a bit of paprika. I wouldn't change and didn't change anything except for the garnish ~ it all went together very easily, and had everything on hand. Oh yes, I did halve this, but that was nary a problem. This is a meal in it's self, so don't plan on eating a bigger meal afterward. Good for filling you up with goodness! Thanks appleydapply! Made for your win in *Everyday is a Holiday* January 2009.
Absolutely delicious!! Really lovely flavour and perfect amount of heat (I used the full quota of chilli).A minimum amount of effort results in a good,hearty and very tasty meal.This one goes in the keeper file,thanks Appley Dapply.Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.