Southwestern Bean Chowder
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
Thank you, Margaret and Suzanne. After reading your reviews, I left out the milk/cornstarch mixture and added a chopped jalepeno and cheese directly in the bowl when I served it - I also switche the measurements on the cumin and chili powder - and the result was delicious! I'll definitely be making this again.
Making this right now and it smells delish! I think the problem is adding the milk--that is what will make it bland. Dairy takes away the heat/flavors from foods. After reading the reviews, I am leaving out the milk/cornstarch mixture and will add cheese to our bowls when we serve it. Since I am freezing this soup for later, it is better to leave the milk out anyway. I guess it will be more of a chili than a chowder now but I think the taste will be better. Thanks for a good recipe!
I have this recipe in a Taste of Home "Best Loved Healthy Recipes" cookbook. The picture and ingredients led me to try this chowder -- it is a little bland as other reviewers said. I even used extra sharp white cheddar cheese and the cilantro. It was good; but next time, I may add a little taco seasoning to see if that spices it up - maybe even a fresh jalapeno.
not as spicy as I thought it would be.
Its different....i don't know that I will be making it again.
My husband and I are both diabetics and I am always looking for good tasting recipes. I picked up the taste of home diabetic family friendly cookbook at my local grocery store. This is the first recipe I tried, if the others are even half this good, I'll be happy. Thank You Taste od Home
I can see where some of the reviewers said this was bland. I think the extra cheese and cilantro really add to it, so make sure you put it on. Otherwise, it def. needs something.
Like some other people have said, it was a bit bland. I've had better southwest soup (e.g. southwest corn chowder on this site).
This was a delicious chowder! I have made it several times. Since I cook for 2 now, we had it as leftovers and it still tasted great.
Very flavorful soup. We enjoyed it. I'm not a fan of cilantro so I left it out. Thanks very much for the recipe!