Ham and Bacon Corn Chowder
Recipe from Smithfield

A hearty soup of potatoes and corn with the smokey flavors of bacon and ham.



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Ingredients
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    1/2  pound 
    Smithfield Bacon, cooked crisp and chopped (reserve bacon fat)
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    1 1/2  cups 
    Smithfield ham, diced
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    4   
    medium red potatoes, cubed
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    1   
    medium yellow onion, chopped
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    2   teaspoons 
    dried oregano
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    2   
    dashes hot sauce
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    2   cups 
    chicken stock
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    3   cups 
    cream-style corn
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    Salt and pepper to taste
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    2   cups 
    half-and-half
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    Chives, chopped for garnish

Directions
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In a medium stock pot add reserved bacon fat, potatoes, onion, oregano, bacon, and hot sauce. Cook over medium-low heat until onions are translucent. Pour in the chicken stock, corn, and ham. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover pot. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender.
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In a small saucepan, warm the half-and-half but do not boil. Add the warm half and half to the chowder just before serving. Garnish with chopped chives.
Serving Suggestions

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Serve with a crisp green salad and crusty bread.
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