Sausage Chowder (Serves 4-6)
Hot bowls of this hearty chowder are certain to take the chill out of any cold winter day. Add hot corn bread, fresh fruit and icy cold glasses of milk for a nutritious delicious supper. Oh yes, this recipe doubles easily and freezes well.
1 pound ground sausage
1.Brown the sausage in skillet and drain off the grease.
2.In large soup kettle, combine drained browned sausage, kidney beans, tomatoes, water, onion, green pepper, salt, bay leaf, thyme, garlic powder, pepper and potatoes.
3.Cook over medium heat for 45 minutes until potatoes are tender. Chowder may then be allowed to simmer on low heat until ready to serve.
Nutritional Information: 391 calories, 16 grams protein, 20 grams fat, 38 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fiber, 39 milligrams cholesterol, 1121 milligrams sodium (if salt is omitted, the sodium would be 855 milligrams