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Slow Cooker Potato and Bacon Chowder

http://www.laaloosh.com/2009/02/18/weight-watchers-bacon-and-potato-chowder-crock-pot-recipe/

Servings: 6

 

 

Recipe has tons of fiber and protein, it’s very filling, so you won’t be so hungry a few hours later. What you can do with this crock pot recipe is separate out the individual portions and freeze them. This particular dish tastes really good reheated because the flavor of the bacon just oozes into the creamy broth…mmmmm!! This Potato and Bacon Stew Recipe is really so delicious that the whole family will love it.

Ingredients


- 2 cups potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1 cup leeks, chopped, white part only
- 1 medium garlic clove, minced
- 4 cups fat-free chicken broth
- 1/2 cup uncooked barley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 oz Canadian-style bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup(s) fat-free evaporated milk
- 2 oz fat-free half-and-half

Cooking Method


In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and bacon; cover and cook on low for 6 hours.


Stir in evaporated milk and half-and-half; heat through, uncovered, about 10 minutes. In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and bacon; cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Stir in evaporated milk and half-and-half; heat through, uncovered, about 10 minutes.

     
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