Slow Cooker Cheesy Smoked Sausage Chowder

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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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.

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
4 hrs
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Servings
4

Ingredients

MEAT:
14 oz. pkg Eckrich smoked sausage

VEGGIES:
Handful white onion, chopped
Handful green pepper chopped
Handful red pepper chopped
Green onions (optional)

CANNED:
15 oz. pinto beans, drained

LIQUIDS:
16 oz. jar medium salsa
2 c chicken broth or stock

DAIRY:
1 lb. block soft, easy-melt cheese

PACKAGED:
Bag Tortilla Chips

Preparation

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

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

No pinto beans? Swap in a can of black beans.
Serve with a side salad and rock that dinner.