The savory flavors of Mexican street corn come together in an easy crock pot soup…Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Chowder is slightly spicy, slightly smoky, and topped with avocado, bacon, cilantro, & cotija cheese!
Well, friends…it appears we have a Super Bowl LI match-up! And while I may be a bit rusty on my Roman Numerals, I can tell you one thing for sure…regardless of whether or not I have a dog in the fight (and this year, I don’t), I’m always excited for any TV sporting event that revolves around fun and food. That means, in a few short weeks, we’ll be adding Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Chowder to our football-friendly menu!
This soup is as good as it sounds, y’all. One of my most popular recipes from last year’s Super Bowl was a decadent, delicious Ultimate Mexican Street Corn Dip. So this year, I was inspired to turn that dip into a soup…because as far as I’m concerned, one can never have too many excuses to eat corn + avocado + bacon + cheese. 😉
Better yet, why not make said soup in the crock pot? That way it can do its thing effortlessly unattended, only to welcome a plethora of mouthwatering toppings just before serving.
So as a starting point for this Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Chowder, I actually turned to a tasty Tex-Mex Corn Chowder from my cookbook. And while I tweaked a few things on the front end of the recipe, the real difference came at the end once the soup was done.
Traditional Mexican Street Corn is sprinkled with crumbled cotija cheese and cilantro, so those were obvious toppings. But thanks to last year’s dip recipe, I learned that the sweet corn, spicy chipotle, tangy cotija, and bright cilantro are beautifully complemented a couple of other addictive ingredients…crispy, salty bacon and smooth, creamy avocado, to be exact. The end result? One amazing chowder!
So crank up the crock pot, set out the toppings, and watch your Super Bowl guests go crazy for this savory, scrumptious Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Chowder! But even if you’re not a football fan, it’s certainly not required that you only enjoy this recipe during the big game. It would be equally enjoyable as a weeknight dinner or for a soup potluck or at just about any gathering. Just promise me you’ll find a reason to make it…and make it soon! Because a soup this unique and tasty only comes around, ohhhh, every LI years or so… 😉
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