‘Tis the season for soups, stews, chili’s and chowders! This Potato & Bacon Ends Chowder definitely hit the spot! It makes a LOT so it’s perfect for a large family or someone who wants lots of delicious leftovers!
- Heat a dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat, and cook the bacon ends until the fat is rendered and crispy. Drain the bacon grease into a mason jar for future dishes.
- Add the onions, carrots and potatoes to the pot and sauté until the onions are tender before adding in the garlic and cooking until fragrant; about 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock and add in the seasonings and herbs. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Pour in the cream and add the cheeses, stirring until they’re melted. In a small dish, whisk the cornstarch and ¼ cup water, then pour the slurry into the pot. Stir until thickened. Taste and season accordingly.
- Ladle into a bowl and top with more cheese and bacon crumbles.