Sunny Flavor on a Dreary Day - Southwest Corn and Bacon Chowder

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

For a couple days, Sacramento has been experiencing overcast and dreary weather. However, in my Slow Cooker, I have cooked up a pot of one of my favorite soups - South West Corn and Bacon Chowder.  It provides my taste buds with a sunny flavor.


  • 1 lb. sliced bacon cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 4 potatoes chopped
  • 2 16 oz. cans of corn drained OR one small 10-12oz bag of frozen corn
  • 2 16 oz. cans of creamed corn
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1  4 oz. can chopped Ortega Chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Mexican crema (similar to sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch



1. In a skillet fry and sauté the bacon until crispy.

2. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels.

3. Place the chopped onions in the skillet and sauté slightly.

4. Place everything except for the crema and cornstarch into the slow cooker.

5. Add just enough chicken stock to cover the ingredients.

6. Cook on high 5 hours or low 7-8 hours until vegetables are softened.

7. Combine cornstarch and crema.

8. Stir into slow cooker 30 minutes before serving,

9. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.


*Note from Myrl: Traditionally, this recipe uses one 12 oz. can of evaporated milk rather than crema.  I use crema because it seems to kick this soup up a notch, as does the addition of the Ortega Chilies.


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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks good but I would have to use something like turkey bacon since we don't eat regular bacon.

Dec 21, 2018 11:22 AM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Boy does that look good Myrl Jeffcoat .  This would be very good on a good afternoon or evening. 

Dec 21, 2018 11:30 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I remember when chowders were one of my favorite foods.... yum.... 

Dec 21, 2018 11:36 AM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl that sounds really good, and it would go great on a cold, wet day like we are having today.

Dec 21, 2018 01:02 PM #6
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Looks yummy and perfect for a dreary day. 

Dec 21, 2018 02:07 PM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Myrl Jeffcoat ,

OMG..this looks so delicious..comfort food for sure. You are wonderful to share the recipe with all of us! Thank you.

Dec 21, 2018 05:00 PM #8
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

This recipe is perfect for a cold winter day. I always love chowder recipes. I’m going to give this one a try. 

Dec 21, 2018 06:43 PM #9
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I look at your recipe, Myrl, and I think YUM, I would love a bowl of southwest corn chowder with bacon. Then I look at the caloric intake and it's 500 calories with 360 from fat. See, this is why I have not gained 7 pounds, like some people we know, ha, ha, ha

Dec 21, 2018 07:27 PM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks and sounds delicious, I am going to print it off and add it to my AR recipe book!

Dec 22, 2018 06:07 AM #11
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Oh Myrl, that looks soooo good.  I'm definitely making that soon!  Maybe this weekend.  Thank you for sharing.  

Dec 22, 2018 08:24 AM #12
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sounds yummy to me.  Then again, I love soup.  In fact, I'm planning on a batch of butternut squash and apple soup for Christmas as a starter.    This may be a good one to try on our first snow day in 2019.

Dec 22, 2018 01:45 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing this recipe. I will send it to Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Dec 22, 2018 03:13 PM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yum, I shall pass this on to my chef - Bernie! It sounds quite wonderful. Thanks Myrl. D 

Dec 22, 2018 04:21 PM #15
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Myrl,  I write up my menu for two weeks and I kick one of my Recipe off and now has your recipe in with in the Jan1 to Jan 14 night for dinner  Thank You so much for sharing!!!


Dec 23, 2018 08:55 AM #16
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Between you and Will above, what's one more pound or two

HO HO HO, have a great holidays cheers cvc

Dec 24, 2018 09:22 AM #17
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Sounds very yummy Myrl!  I will have to give it a try. Chowders are wonderful cold weather meals.  

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Dec 26, 2018 04:57 PM #18
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I've bookmarked this one Myrl Jeffcoat you had me at "bacon"!  LOL

Dec 26, 2018 07:38 PM #19
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - You're always cooking up something good in that kitchen! It is wonderful that you love to spend quality time in your kitchen. No doubt about, the kitchen is a vital part of the home and the best part is when you have family and friends to enjoy your meals! I have a feeling nobody ever leaves your house hungry!

Dec 28, 2018 07:28 PM #20
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Perhaps Potato Leek Soup is my very favorite soup and honestly, Myrl, your Southwest Corn and Bacon Chowder recipe looks like a contender.  

Dec 29, 2018 07:24 AM #21
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my goodness, does that ever look delicious, Myrl! I don't know how I missed this! 

I've been on a soup kick lately and will definitely be bookmarking this to make. Thank you so much for sharing!

Dec 30, 2018 06:30 PM #22
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