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Cheeseburger Chowder

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There's chowder and then there's CHOWDER! This cheeseburger chowder from our friends at Barstow's Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts definitely falls into the latter camp and will elevate your chowder making game. With a variety of vegetables, ground beef, seasonings, Cabot Sour Cream and Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, this chowder is in a class of its own. If you've never made chowder before, not to worry, as this delicious recipe is actually really simple to make -- the most work is in the prep, with chopping and dicing the ingredients.

Yield: 4 servings


Nutrition Facts

Yield: 4 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 960
Calories From Fat: 549
Total Fat: 61g
Saturated Fat: 33g
Cholesterol: 220mg
Sodium: 1990mg
Total Carbohydrates: 56g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Protein: 47g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


BROWN ground beef in a soup pot over medium heat, remove any liquid and set aside.

SAUTE onion and 4 tablespoons of butter in the same pot until the onions are translucent. Add garlic, carrots, basil, and parsley and saute 3 minutes.

ADD chicken broth, cooked ground beef and potatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes while the sauce is being made.

MELT the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in small pot over medium low heat, add flour and cook, whisking for about 3-5 minutes until butter is fully absorbed. Gradually add evaporated milk, whisking constantly for 6-8 minutes or until the sauce is smooth.

STIR the sauce slowly into soup and bring to a boil. Cook for 2-5 minutes until thickened.

REDUCE heat to low and slowly add 2 cups shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and serve with a dollop of sour cream, additional shredded cheddar, and some chopped scallions scattered on top of each bowl.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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