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White Chili



Anyone have a good recipe for white bean chile?
My MIL's birthday Saturday. She can have green chiles but not Garlic-Oregano or Cumin.
Any ideas on what other spices might work?


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 powdered coriander (cumin substitute)
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

red stripe

Thank you Calgon for the recipe.

as for substitutes..
try either Marjoram (it is milder) or Thyme or Basil.
For Cumin:
Try chili powder or Coriander
about the only thing listed is onions or shallots.


Thnx Calgon - I just sent this to my son as he loves to cook. He made hoppin' john yesterday. Yum!