Veggie and Ham Chowder

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3  cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups ham, cubed or shredded
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

 

Directions:

 

  1. Cook a 3-4 pound ham steak in a crockpot on low for 5 hours (may cook the day before). It will fall off the bone and shred on its own or purchase precooked cooked ham.
  2. Heat oil in a large dutch oven. Saute the onion, carrots and celery for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, seasonings and arrowroot powder. Stir
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and stir for 1 minute
  5. Add sweet potato and let simmer 15 minutes
  6. Add ham, black beans and corn. Simmer for another 10 mins.
  7. Stir in heavy whipping cream and heat thoroughly (about 5 minutes)
  8. Ladle into a bowl. Enjoy
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