Friday, February 15, 2013

Crockpot Manhattan Clam Chowder Mom's Recipe


Mom never used a crockpot in her day but I tried this in the crock pot and it came out great! So here is her version of this amazing soup of course you can still make it in a regular pot as well. My dad never liked cream soups, so this was one of his favorites. She often added Shrimp to this as well along with the clams occasionally for a special treat!

4 slices of bacon chopped
2 stalks of chopped celery
2 cups water
3/4 cup vegetable broth or chicken
2 chopped onions
3 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste
28 ounces of Stewed Tomatoes chopped undrained
4 small potatoes diced
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 teaspoon thyme and black pepper
salt to taste
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 1/2  pounds fresh minced clams (add the last 30 minutes of cooking)
or if your using cans you will need 6- 6 1/2 ounce cans)

Pour everything into the crockpot except the clams stirring together. Place on high 4 to 6 hours. Add the clams in the last 30 minutes. If using a large stock pot, cook on medium heat for 2 hours.
+claudia lamascolo  Author

2 comments:

Big Dude said...

Sounds delicious Claudia and a nice use of the crockpot. We have a similar recipe and were dicussing making a batch just the other day - maybe over this cool weekend.

Greg said...

This sounds absolutely delicious. I may try it this weekend.