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Friday, September 10, 2010

Cheeseburger Chowder

I have a well-stocked pantry and I know how to use it. This recipe is almost entirely comprised from a pantry-based ingredient list. I love the simplicity of this meal ... and the fact that I can make it in about 20 minutes or so. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers of this chowder, they will be better the next day (like most stews/soups/chowders are).

I always double this recipe - because otherwise there would not be enough to serve our family. In fact, there is no picture of this chowder right now, because there were no leftovers. It fed 4 adults and 5 kids well though.

Cheeseburger Chowder (serves 4)
1/2 pound ground beef
1 can condensed cheddar soup, undiluted
1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup frozen hash browned potatoes, shredded
4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 T. taco seasoning
1 T. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp chili powder

Brown beef and drain. Add seasonings, chilies and onions and heat until you start smelling the spices heating up. Stir in the canned soup, milk, and frozen hash browns. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes (or so) until heated through.

**We garnish this chowder with corn chips, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions, and sour cream.


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