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In New England this is Chowdah! cream of mushroom, celery,or onion work best.

Ingredients

8 strips cooked crumbled bacon
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups cubed potato
1 cup water
salt and pepper
1 can (10-12 ounce) cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1 3/4 cups milk
1 pound can cream corn
2 pound cans corn drained
1 pound cubed Velveeta or 1 can cheddar cheese soup

Instructions

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven, remove, and set aside. Saute onion in the bacon grease, then remove and drain pan. Meanwhile, in a small pot, cook potatoes in 1 cup water with salt and pepper until tender (10-15 minutes). Pour potatoes and cooking liquid into Dutch oven, add bacon, onions, and remaining ingredients except cheese. Simmer to blend flavors but do not allow to boil. Remove from burner and melt cheese in just prior to serving.

Cara Ausmus, Aledo



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