Rainy Day Corn Chowder

It has been raining all day:). It is BEAUTIFUL here in our little Arizona valley.  We rarely, if ever, get rain like this.  It was raining when I woke up and has continued to rain all day.  Yea!!!  We need this moisture so badly.

I don’t know about you, but rainy days make me want a pot of soup on the stove so the aroma can compliment the smell of rain outside.  I had some corn and sausage in the fridge that were just calling to me.  So, I combined them into this delicious chowder filled with hearty meat. Yum!

Rainy Day Corn Chowder

Recipe by Tracy@It’s a T-Sweets Day!

  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 med onion, diced 
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 4c of corn
  • 1pk andouille sausage, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in 1″ pieces
  • 2 small cans diced green chile
  • 2c chicken broth
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 3 c milk
  • 1T oregano
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1c chopped cilantro
  • 1c cheese

In a large stew pot, cook bacon and sausage until brown and somewhat crisp.  While the meat is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over med/high heat.  Add the onion and cook until clear and soft.  Add garlic and cook for another minute.  Add the corn and cook for 5 min stirring occasionally.  Add the chicken broth and cook for 15min.   Add 1c of corn mixture in with the meat and stir.  Place the remaining corn mixture in a blender and process until smooth.  Return the blended corn to the meat mixture and stir to combine. Add the green chili.  Add the milk and seasonings.   Cook for another 5-10min.  Add the cilantro and cheese.   Reserve a little to garnish the soup in the bowl.   

There you have it — Rainy day goodness in a bowl:). Enjoy!

It is definitely a T-SWEETS day!!