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Slow Cooker Cheesy Smoked Sausage Chowder

Savory smoked sausage, melty cheese and store-bought salsa combine for a new spin on chowder. With a few simple ingredients, you just may have your family’s new go-to on busy nights, perfect for the slow cooker.

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Prep Time
4 hr
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Skill Level
Intermediate
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Servings
4 Servings

Savory smoked sausage, melty cheese and store-bought salsa combine for a new spin on chowder. With a few simple ingredients, you just may have your family’s new go-to on busy nights, perfect for the slow cooker.

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Ingredients


MEAT

Product ImageOriginal Smoked Sausage Links
  • Pkg Eckrich smoked sausage14 oz.

VEGGIES

  • White onion, chopped1 whole
  • Green pepper chopped1 whole
  • Red pepper chopped1 whole
  • Green onions

CANNED

  • Can pinto beans, drained15 oz.

LIQUIDS

  • Jar medium salsa16 oz.
  • Chicken broth or stock2 cup(s)

DAIRY

  • Block soft, easy-melt cheese1 lb.

PACKAGED

  • Tortilla chips

Instructions


  1. In the morning, toss the following into slow cooker: chopped white onion, chopped red and green bell pepper, chicken broth or stock, jar medium salsa, block soft easy-melt cheese (cut into cubes), can pinto beans.

  2. Turn on slow cooker (4 hours on high, 7 hours on low).

  3. Before serving: Cut 14 oz. package of Eckrich smoked sausage (1/4 inch slices), top with green onions and/or crushed tortilla chips.

  4. No pinto beans? Swap in a can of black beans.

  5. Serve with a side salad and rock that dinner.

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