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Potato Ham Chowder-Freezer Meal

This is a great, simple slow cooker dish that you can prepare any day, but it also works well as a freezer meal. As a matter of fact, that is how I first used it. This chowder is very hardy and will definitely fill you up, but it is also full of flavor.

As a freezer meal, you will¬† need to blanch the potatoes for at least 5 minutes or they have a tendency to turn black in the freezer….and black potatoes are not exactly the most appealing thing to eat for dinner!¬† Do make sure after you boil the potatoes for five minutes that you remove them from the boiling water and submerge them in ice water to stop the cooking process!

I topped this chowder with some shredded cheese, some chives that I cut from my garden and some bacon…..because you can never have enough bacon! You could also add some green onion or other cooked vegetables.

Potato Ham Chowder
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 cup of cubed ham steak
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker except heavy cream.
  2. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. Add heavy cream.
  4. Cook for additional hour.
  5. Top with cheese, chives, green onions, bacon or whatever else fits your fancy!
Potato Ham Chowder-Freezer meal
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cubed ham steak
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Blanch the potatoes for 5 minutes and then move to a large bowl of ice water for 1 minute to stop coking.
  2. In a gallon size freezer bag add the potatoes, ham, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Attach instructions to add broth and heavy cream and length of time for cooking...6-7 hours on low.
  4. Place flat in freezer.
Notes
I actually put this freezer meal in my crock pot completely frozen and had not problem with it coming out just fine!

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