Gary’s Favorite Clam Chowder

Chowdah by Kim Jones on FlickrGary Says: A great recipe for classic, New England style clam chowder on a cold day!

Gary’s Favorite Clam Chowder
Recipe type: Soups
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  • 13 oz. clams, minced (2 cans; reserve juice)
  • 1 c. yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 c. celery, diced
  • 2-1/2 c. potatoes, diced
  • ¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ c. butter
  • 1 qt. half & half
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash black pepper
  1. In a medium to large saucepan combine onions, celery & potatoes. Pour clam juice over vegetables. Add enough water to barely cover vegetables. Bring to boil then reduce heat to medium & simmer until potatoes are tender (approximately 20 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, melt butter. When melted, add flour, blend & cook for 2 minutes. Add half & half & cook, stirring until smooth & creamy. Drain vegetables, reserving liquid. Return vegetables to saucepan. Add clams & sauce mixture. Heat thoroughly (add reserved cooking liquid to make consistency to your taste.

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Easy Chili Con Carne

Submitted by NJMom


1lb ground meat – your choice 1 large yellow onion
2 cloves garlic 1 can Campbell’s Tomato Soup
2 cans Del Monte Diced tomato with green chilies 2 cans Dark Red kidney beans, drained
½ c. red wine 2 tsp oil
2-3 tsp Chili powder 1 tbsp flour


  1. Brown chopped meat with onions & Garlic – drain fat.
  2. Mix flour & chili powder add 2 – 3 tbsp water to make a thick past.
  3. Add cans of soup, tomatoes & beans to meat.
  4. Add chili powder paste.
  5. Mix well. Bring to a boil – then simmer for at least 45 min. Great in a crock pot & simmer over night.
  6. Double the recipe & freeze the leftovers.
  7. Feel free to mix up the type of beans, I also add veggies like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, etc in.