Place olive oil, onion and celery in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add jalapeño pepper, if using. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook and stir for one minute. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Tip: Hearty chowders are perfect for easy weeknight dinners. Make them extra creamy and rich tasting...simply replace the milk or water called for in the recipe with an equal amount of evaporated milk.
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