Spiced Ham and Cheese Chowder

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Spiced Ham and Cheese Chowder
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups ham (fully cooked, cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
1 bulb fennel (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons butter
1 leeks (large, sliced)
14 1/2 ounces chicken broth
1/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon peel (grated)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredded, 8 ounces)
12 ounces beer

Directions

1Trim fennel bulb; discard root end and save some of the feathery top for garnish; finely chop and set aside. Quarter the bulb lengthwise; remove the core; chop (you should have about 1 1/2 cups)
2In a large saucepan, melt the butter; add fennel and leeks and saute, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes, or until fennel is very tender. Combine broth and flour; stir into onion mixture. Add milk, lemon peel, cinnamon and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until mixture thickens.
3Gradually stir in cheese; reduce heat to low; stir until cheese melts. Stir in ham and beer; heat through. To serve, ladle chowder into soup bowls. Sprinkle with chopped fennel leaves.
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NutritionView more

560Calories
Sodium66%DV1580mg
Fat54%DV35g
Protein69%DV35g
Carbs8%DV23g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories560Calories from Fat320
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat35g54%
Saturated Fat19g95%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol130mg43%
Sodium1580mg66%
Potassium600mg17%
Protein35g69%
Calories from Fat320
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate23g8%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars5g10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.