White Bean Chili

New and improved “White Bean Chili”

Rating  –  

Would I make it again – Yes

Now that the weather is changing and football season is here. How about a big pot of chili.  Hmm,  I need something new and improved, something different.  I got it,  how about “White Bean Chili”. 

Don’t get scared, it has meat for you carnivores. The original recipe called for ground chicken or ground turkey.  I did a blend and had 1 pound of each.  I have also seen white bean chili recipes with sausage.  Since I am trying to eat more healthy, I opted for the turkey and chicken and skipped the sausage.

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Here are some “simple tips” for making this chili.

  • Brown your ground meat before adding to the crock pot.
  • Use “White Chili packet seasoning
  • Use white pepper.
  • Use tomato paste in the tube — “you only need 2 T”

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If you prefer chicken breast that ok too.  My sister uses dry beans  so she cooks her chicken breast and bean together in the crock pot.  Me I was lazy I used canned. When the meat is done she shreds the chicken and then add the other ingredients.  

 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 pounds ground turkey or ground chicken

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 package white chili mix

1 teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon tabasco or “I use chopped jalapeño instead “

1 4-ounce chopped green chilies drained

1 19-ounce can great northern beans drained

 

  1. In large skillet, over medium heat, warm oil and add turkey, onion, garlic, and salt and cook until the turkey is cooked through, breaking up the turkey as it cooks. Drain any remaining juices from pan; set aside. (Do not skip … precooking turkey; putting in the slow cooker raw results in a watery unappetizing chili.)

 

  1. In slow cooker, combine the broth and tomato paste and mix well.  Add the turkey mixture to crock, then add all remaining ingredients, except for the chilies and beans. Stir well to combine.

3. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.

4. Stir well, then cook 1 hour more.

Chia Recipe: White Chili with Chia

Chia Recipe: White Chili

When the temperature drops below 60 degrees and football is on Saturday, Sunday and Monday I become a football widow.  This is a great time for me to start experimenting with Chia Recipes.  Todays Chia Recipe: White Chili will be added to the rotation of fall favorites.  

Chia Recipe: White Chili with Chia Seeds

Chai Recipe: White Chili with Chia Seeds

I had heard people talk about how good White Chili was but I always stuck with the traditional recipe until my sister, Stephanie tasted White Chili at a  chili cook off.  She gave it rave reviews and tried it herself.  You know me; I had to try it too.   Sheila and I, always joke about how we never follow directions; this recipe was no exception.  We have been reading about the benefits of Chia Seeds so we wanted to start incorporating them into our meals.  This would be a great test, would we notice anything different.   Chia Seeds can be used as a thickener while adding nutritional benefits.  Chia Seeds are packed protein, fiber, omega 3’s and so much more, all without impacting taste.   Well, it was true, White Chili with Chia was a thick hearty meal. To make this White Chili with Chia seeds a no brainer I used a crockpot.  Yes, I put everything in the crockpot and went to work.  I used ground turkey and sausage, however any white meat will do.  (chicken, sausage or turkey) The only thing I had to do when I got home was make some Corn and Jalapeño muffins and I had an  awesome meal. Take the following ingredients; put them in the crockpot and you have superfood meal packed with favor. This is a must try dish.   Click below to order your Chia Seeds today.   White Chili with Chia Seeds: 1 lb ground turkey 1 lb ground sausage 1 bag white beans (use can if you drain and rinse) 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds 1 cup corn 1 medium jalapeño (seeds and vein removed to less the kick) 1 medium onion 1 cup celery  2 garlic cloves 32 oz chicken broth  1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 package white chili season 1 tablespoon basil  Salt and pepper  Directions Put all in the crock pot and let it go.   Order your Chia Seeds Today.