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Creole Bacon Chowder

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Quick & easy for Mardi Gras

A quick and easy chowder full of flavor - serve this spicy dish for Mardi Gras or any other time of the year when you're feeling festive.

Quick & easy for Mardi Gras

Creole Bacon Chowder

Serves 6

3 slices bacon, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 cups diced canned tomatoes (with juices)
2 cups beef stock
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
Bacon bits, sour cream for garnish, if desired

Cook bacon pieces over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add remaining ingredients all at once and continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens and simmers. Garnish with prepared bacon bits and dollops of sour cream, if desired.

Per 3/4-cup serving: 7.3g carbs, 0.6g fiber, 5g total fat, 8mg cholesterol, 4g protein, 564mg sodium, 90 calories

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