Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder - Crock Pot Style

I love fall! I love the trees and the colors and all the lovely decorations.
Fall is the onset of soup westher!

1/4 pound salt pork or bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onion
2 medium carrots, diced
3 ribs celery, sliced
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cans clams (approx. 7 oz each) minced clams with liquid
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons dried leaf thyme, crumbled
2 1/2 cups diced potatoes, about 3 medium peeled potatoes

Brown bacon in a large skillet; add onions and cook until onions are tender. Transfer to slow cooker and add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours.
Serves 8 to 10.

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