Hearty Ham Chowder
4 cups potatoes (russet or red), cut in 1-inch cubes
3 cups cooked ham, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 can (15.25 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (14.75 oz.) cream-style corn
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 seaspoon each pepper, dry mustard and garlic powder
2 bay leaves, dried
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
PLACE all ingredients, except bay leaf and cheese, in slow cooker. Stir gently stir, using a wooden or plastic spoon, to mix ingredients. Place bay leaves on top of ingredients. Place lid on slow cooker.
COOK on LOW for 8 to 9 hours OR on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
CAREFULLY remove lid to allow steam to escape. Remove bay leaves. Gently stir in cheese. Serve chowder directly from slow cooker. Sprinkle each serving with additional shredded cheese, if desired.
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