Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Eat // White Chili

When I make a meal that the entire family enjoys, I take note. And when I place a bowl of food in front of my kids and their first response is "Mmmmmm!", I know it's a keeper. White Chili is one of those meals that pleases the palate, has good, simple ingredients, and is easy to make. Win. Win. Win.

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White Chili

8 servings // adapted from this recipe


1.5 lb ground turkey
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil

1 (4 oz) can green chile peppers, chopped* (optional)
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon**
dash cayenne pepper
dash white pepper

3 cans white northern beans or cannellini beans
2 cups chicken broth
1-2 cups jack cheese (or pepper jack for additional spice)


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil and saute the ground turkey, onion and garlic over medium heat until brown, around 10 minutes.
  2. Add the chile peppers (optional), cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and white pepper and saute for 5 more minutes.
  3. Rinse and drain two cans of the beans and add them to the pot.  Take the third can of beans and puree in a blender or food processor. Add the pureed beans to the pot and stir. Stir in chicken broth until desired thickness is reached. Top with the cheese. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve over rice.

* If your family doesn't like spicy, you can omit the green chile peppers without affecting the overall taste. I still add a dash of cayenne pepper though.

**If cinnamon in a savory dish doesn't sound quite right... It actually makes the dish. Definitely don't omit it and don't worry, it won't taste like dessert.  :)