Monday, September 28, 2009

Chili Fit for a Queen

This was once a recipe for White Turkey Chili. It's adapted from an absolutely fantastic recipe from my friend Kelly, and I was hesitant to mess with it, but seeing as how it was one of the meals I most missed from my turkey chowing days I had to give it a try. The resulting recipe is almost as fabulous as the original. I'd serve it to the Queen if she came to visit, and that's saying a lot because I'm a pretty classy chick. And I live to impress queens of all kinds.

This Chili is Suitable For Both:


White Not-Turkey Chili
serves 6.

Here's What You're Gonna Need:

1 large onion, diced
olive oil

12 oz soy veggie protein crumbles (such as Lightlife "Smart Ground")

2 4oz cans diced green chilies
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbs cumin
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp cayenne
2 tsp white pepper

4 cans of white (Great Northern) beans (set 2 of the cans aside)
3 cups chicken broth (set 1 cup aside)

2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or monteray jack work well)

sour cream (highly recommended)
tortilla chips

And Here's What You're Gonna Do:

Saute onion in olive oil until tender.

Add veggie crumbles and saute about 10 minutes.

Add green chilies and all of the seasonings (group 3). Stir and let simmer for about 2 minutes.

Drain 2 cans of beans and add them to the pot. Puree the other 2 cans with a stick blender or food processor separately (do not drain first).

Add 2 cups of stock and bring to a simmer then add the pureed beans and the last cup of stock. Bring back up to a gentle simmer for 10 more minutes. You can either add the cheese here, or top each bowl with it individually. Plop a dollop of sour cream on top, add some tortilla chips to the side, and present to the Queen. Or the queen. I'm not here to judge your company.

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  1. Ooooo!!I'll have to try it ;-) Yummy!

  2. There is "Fast" and "Half-fast"... Thanks for the insightful recipes, I look forward to preparing them!


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