Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and packs in a bit of heat for a whole lot of flavor for a delicious starter to your meal.
Remember I told you earlier this week I had not one but two slow cooker recipes to share with you? OH YEAH. ::waves hands in the air::
Tuesday was sweet (slow cooker baked apples). Today is savory & spicy.
I love the slow cooker because as slow as it may be, it saves me boatloads of time. You toss in some ingredients and then you walk away and move on with your to-do list. Hours later, you return to find dinner ready to be served. Good deal, eh?
I’m all about efficiencies. I’m sure most of us are because we live in a fast-paced go-go-go world. With little time for cooking healthy meals and exercise (two essential components of self-care), we yearn for efficiencies to make those two things a little easier and a little faster.
The slow cooker is one efficiency I love. The other that I had a chance to play with this week is Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches. These pouches have it all. They’re microwaveable and cook in under a minute. So, in less than 60 seconds, you’ve got cooked veggies to throw on the table. Plus, they’re environmentally-friendly – did you know that it takes 75% less energy to produce pouch packaging?
For this Recipe Redux challenge, we were asked to use Libby’s Vegetable Pouches to create an innovative starter or side dish that you can make in under 10 minutes.
In the words of Barney Stinson, challenge accepted! (we’re watching the last season of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix right now)
- 8 small red potatoes, chopped
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 2 Libby's Corn Vegetable Pouches, drained
- 1-2 chiles in adobo sauce (depending on how much heat you like)
- 1 tsp adobo sauce
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place potatoes, flour, corn, garlic, chiles and spices into the slow cooker.
- Pour in vegetable broth.
- Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 7-8 hours (or high for 3-4 hours).
- Once the chowder is ready, turn the slow cooker off and stir in Greek yogurt. Salt and pepper to taste.
I used two chiles but it did pack some heat with two (let's just say it cleared my nasal passages!)
Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches are currently available at select Walmart stores but will be available nationally in January 2015!
Check out these recipes for more easy weeknight dinners:
For more inspiration for starters and sides using Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches, check out the recipes below.[inlinkz_linkup id=452626 mode=1]