Thursday, September 11, 2008

White Chili

So I have tons of beans that I need to use up. If you have a good recipe, I would love to hear it. Tonight I made white chili...yummy.

White Chili Recipe


  • 1 lb large white beans, soaked overnight in water, drained

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 medium onions, chopped (divided)

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 4-ounce cans chopped green chilies

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken

  • 3 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, chopped (optional)


1 Combine beans, chicken broth, garlic and half the onions in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very soft, 3 hours or more. Add additional water (or watered-down broth), if necessary.

2 In a skillet, sauté remaining onions in oil until tender. Add chilies and seasonings and mix thoroughly. Add to bean mixture. Add chicken and continue to simmer 1 hour. Check seasoning, add jalapeno or serrano to level of desired hotness.

3 Serve topped with grated cheese. Garnish with cilantro, chopped fresh tomato, salsa, chopped scallions, and/or guacamole. Serve with fresh warmed flour tortillas or tortilla chips.

8-10 servings

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