Crock Pot Corn and Ground Beef Chowder

Corn and Ground Beef Chowder

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
218 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 19g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This unique crock pot beef chowder is made with beef broth, ground beef, and cream-style corn. Top each serving of this tasty chowder with shredded cheese and serve with crusty bread.

If you prefer a dairy-free chowder, omit the cheese and garnish bowls with chopped green onions, parsley, or cooked crumbled bacon.

This is a great meal for those nights where you want to relax instead of worrying about dinner.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 cups potatoes (diced)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) beef broth (condensed)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil (crushed)
  • Dash of pepper
  • Garnish: shredded cheddar cheese or a cheddar jack blend

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onion until the beef is no longer pink. Drain thoroughly.

  2. Transfer the beef and onions to the slow cooker. Add the diced potatoes, corn, beef broth, water, salt, basil, and pepper.

  3. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Top each serving with a few tablespoons of shredded cheese.

Recipe Variations

  • Before you cook the ground beef, dice 4 to 6 strips of bacon and cook in a large skillet over medium heat until not quite crisp. Drain well and add to the slow cooker. Wipe the skillet out before you cook the ground beef and onions.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced green onions or chopped fresh parsley. 
  • Add diced carrots or diced pimiento to the chowder for extra color and flavor.