There is nothing like coming home to a bowl of hot chili. The best chilies, like this one, are loaded with flavor and require nothing more than a slice of mouthwatering corn bread as a side to sop up the hearty goodness!
Recipe: White Bean Chili
Serving size: 10 oz.
Servings per recipe: 6
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
- 1 Tbsp - Vegetable Oil
- 1 ea - Onion, medium
- 2 cloves - Garlic, minced
- 1 tsp - Cumin, ground
- 4 1/2 oz. - Green chili
- 2 cups - Low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 ea - Navy beans, caned (1 drained and rinsed, 1 not)
- 1 cup - Corn, frozen
- 1/2 cup - Cilantro, minced
- Season to taste
In a large saucepan, sauté oil and onions on medium heat until browned but not burned (about 15-20 minutes). Once browned, add garlic, green chili, and cumin. Sauté together for about 2 minutes. Stir in veggie broth and beans. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally until thickened. Once thickened, use a potato masher (or fork) to mash roughly half the beans. Stir in corn and cilantro. Heat till corn has thawed. Season to taste.
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