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Tour the USA (Southwest) – Black Bean Chowder

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of black beans, drained
  • 2 cups corn, either fresh or frozen
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 -2 Tbsp Art of Chipotle, Chipotle Paste (depending on heat preference)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & Pepper

Saute the onions in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and saute for another couple of minutes.  Add chicken broth and remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 20 minutes.  With a potato masher, mash some of the beans and let simmer for another 10 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Top with sour cream, avocado and for a real treat, add crisp bacon chunks.

Tour the USA (Northwest), Chipotle Clam Chowder

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded or chopped carrots (optional)
  • 2 cans clams, minced or baby
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 qt half & half
  • 1 Tsp – 2 Tablespoons Chipotle Paste (to taste preference)


  • Drain clams, pour juice into a large pot and add the vegetables.  Add water to barely cover.  Simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  In another pot, make a white sauce by melting the butter and then stir in the flour.  Slowly add the Half & Half, salt, sugar & pepper and Chipotle Paste (to taste).  Simmer until it thickens.  Add vegetables and clams.   Do not boil after adding the clams.