Recipe Review: The Pioneer Woman’s Corn Chowder with Green Chilies

This is corn chowder with green chilies. I can’t take credit for this recipe. Not one little bit. This is a Pioneer Woman creation. It was posted last week by Ree Drummond, otherwise known as The Pioneer Woman. If you don’t know who she is, you need to find out. Like now. Her website is fabulous, and I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a devoted fan and follower. She’s a talented, funny gal.

Pioneer Woman's Corn Chowder with Green Chilies - Oh my, it's so good!

I have made several of the recipes off the Tasty Kitchen recipe link on the PW website, but this one by far has been the best. It’s creamy, it’s crunchy, and it’s got a ton of flavor with just a few ingredients. It’s rib stickin’ and soul satisfying. It’s got some of my favorite foods – bacon, sweet corn, green chilies and heavy cream. There’s just no way for this recipe to go wrong. It truly is a southwest sweet corn, green chili comfort food lover’s dream in a bowl.

I made a few slight alterations to suit our tastes, including using 8-10 shakes of Chipotle Tabasco sauce instead of 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I used 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic salt and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt instead of just using salt alone. I also added two small roasted poblano peppers (diced) and I roasted my corn-on-the-cob on the charcoal grill while The Complete Package was grilling pork tenderloins. Trust me, the toasty roasty bits on the corn added some great flavor to the soup. Other than that, stick to the recipe and you’ll be in chowder bliss in under an hour. And don’t forget to toast up a good loaf of crusty bread to serve with it…with lots of butter. You won’t regret it.

I’m not including the recipe in this post. I could never do it justice. Besides, Ree has already done all the work on her website. Here’s the link to the original Pioneer Woman recipe, complete with step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos. The rest is up to you, of course, but you really should try it! http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/10/corn-chowder-with-chilies/

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6 responses to “Recipe Review: The Pioneer Woman’s Corn Chowder with Green Chilies

  1. Sister #3

    Chowder sounds tasty! And Chipotle Tabasco sauce is more awesome than ketchup – seriously, try it on your burgers! Mmmmmmm, love that stuff!

    • I’ve never tried it on a burger, but I do LOVE to mix it into the new lower sugar Heinz ketchup and eat it on french fries. It’s so much better than plain ketchup. It’s also good on a BBQ pulled pork sandwich. All that hot smoky goodness in a little bottle – sometimes it makes me cry.

  2. I’m glad you tried this recipe out… it sounds SO good. I think it may be a must try for me. I may add lump crab or maybe shredded chicken and make it a meal. Mmm mm mm!!!

    http://www.laundryandvodka.com

    • Hmmm…I hadn’t thought about adding crab, but it would go really well with the cream and chilies and corn. I was contemplating adding some grilled chicken chunks the next time I make it. Either would be really delicious. Thanks for the crab idea!

  3. That’s on my list to whip up next! Can’t wait. Love your blog~

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