Cajun Black Bean Rice Chowder


1/2 Red Onion, diced
2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
1 Kielbasa, diced
4 slices Bacon, diced
1 (15 ounce) Can Black Beans
1 (16 ounce) Cans Refried Beans
32 ounces Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
1 tablespoon McCormick Steak Seasoning
1 1/2 cups Frozen Corn Kernels
Salt & Pepper, to taste


In a medium frying pan lightly cover the bottom with EVOO and sauté the onion, when tender remove the onion and cook the kielbasa and bacon. When the meat is brown place it along with the onion into a soup pot. Add the broth, beans and seasonings, let the chowder simmer for about 15 min. then season with salt & pepper and add the corn and rice. Cook for another 10 minutes until thick, serve alongside a Parmesan crisp.




While going through the cabinet making my grocery list I found that I had what I thought would be a fantastic chowder. I love just grabbing items and trying your hand at creating a new dish, stepping out of the box is a great thing and I think everyone should give it a try. I am not big on spice but this chowder had me at the first bite, to me it did have a kick but my husband said it was not that spicy. Even better than the items to make this wonderful chowder I also had items to toss together some great crisps to have on the side.




Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 7:45pm


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