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Southwestern Potato Sausage Chowder

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Southwestern Potato Sausage Chowder

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 8 hrs to 10 hrs on low or 4 to 5 hours on high

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 pound round red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped* (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 14 - ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • 1 recipe Fried Potato Sticks (see recipe below) or 1 cup canned shoestring potatoes (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook sausage until no longer pink; drain off fat.
  2. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine cooked sausage, potatoes, onion, sweet peppers, serrano pepper (if using), garlic, cumin, and ground pepper. Stir in chicken broth.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Top each serving with cheese and/or Fried Potato Sticks, if you like. Makes 6 servings.

Fried Potato Sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup matchstick size pieces red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook potatoes in hot oil over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.

Nutrition Facts

(Southwestern Potato Sausage Chowder)

Servings Per Recipe 6, sat. fat (g) 7, Monosaturated fat (g) 9, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 6, Folate (µg) 28, cal. (kcal) 322, sugar (g) 3, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 804, Potassium (mg) 638, chol. (mg) 54, vit. C (mg) 58, vit. A (IU) 729, Fat, total (g) 20, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 19, pro. (g) 15, Thiamin (mg) 0

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