Hearty and comforting brown bean chowder recipe

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Hearty and comforting brown bean chowder recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 11, 2024

This brown bean chowder is a satisfying and nutritious dish that is perfect for a cozy meal on a chilly evening. Using simple ingredients like brown beans, vegetables, and seasonings, this recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor. Serve with a side of crusty bread for a complete meal.


  • 1 cup dried brown beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Soak the dried brown beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are softened.
  3. Add thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add soaked brown beans and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until beans are tender.
  5. Add corn, potatoes, and heavy cream. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.
  7. Enjoy your delicious brown bean chowder!

Interesting Facts

  • Brown beans are a great source of protein and fiber, making this chowder a nutritious meal option.
  • This recipe can easily be made vegan by omitting the heavy cream or using a dairy-free alternative.
  • Chowders are a popular American dish, originating from the New England region.