Sunday, October 24, 2010

Country Breakfast Chowder

While my hubby & I were having a picnic yesterday & we started brainstorming about what to make for dinner. He mentioned making a chowder, which I love!! As we talked more, we realized we need to do more breakfast for dinner stuff & it hit me why not take the same ingredients we eat for breakfast & add them to a soup. I had just made a sawmill gravy that we loved so that became the base & and that's how this was born. Here's the recipe, ya'll!!!

1-2 tablespoons EVOO
1 yellow onion, diced
1 garlic cloves, grated
1 lb ground pork
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 - 1 cup chicken stock
Sawmill Gravy (recipe to follow)
6 small roasted red potatoes, roasted
Salt to taste
Garnish with Sharp Cheddar cheese & Cilantro
Fried egg on top (optional)

Sawmill gravy
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk (add slowly)
1 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


1. Preheat oven to 450F

2. Cut potatoes into eights & season with salt, pepper & garlic powder, place in oven & roast for 25 mins.

3. Meanwhile, in a 5 qt dutch oven, over med heat, add 1-2 tablespoons EVOO, onion, garlic, cook til onions are translucent then add pork & sage and continue cooking til brown. Turn down to med low & allow to simmer.

4. Meanwhile in a saucepan, over med high heat add butter til melted, whisk in flour, then add milk slowly, stirring constantly until it starts to thicken. Add salt, pepper & paprika.

5. Add gravy to meat mixture & then add roasted potatoes. Allow everything to simmer for about 30 mins, it will probably thicken up a bit more.

NOTE: At this point you can decide if you want to add chicken stock (1/2 cup at a time) or not. It's really up to you. I did add 1 cup to ours. Give it a quick taste to determine if if needs more salt, I did add a small palm full. Chances are it will not need more pepper.

Serves about 4 servings


  1. Angie, this sounds insanely good! Love how creative this recipe is. I'm bookmarking this to try out for my family. Thanks for sharing :o)

  2. Thanks, Susi..that means so much to me..especially coming from you ;) I hope ya'll enjoy it as much as we did.

  3. How homey and welcoming does this look! This will be perfect on one of our many cold Minnesota evenings. Yummy!

  4. Thanks, Natasha!! That is def what we were going for. Enjoy!!!


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