White Chili in the Crock

  1. 2 cups great northern beans, soaked overnight
    1 cup water
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
  2. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 lb turkey (breast and/or thigh)
    1 medium onion
    1 stalk celery
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  1. Pick through and wash the beans with cold water. Put the beans in the crockpot then cover with cold water and soak the beans overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans, then add 1 cup of fresh water.
  3. Set the cilantro aside and add all spices, herbs, seasonings, and meat to the crockpot. Simmer for eight hours.
  4. Top off with fresh cilantro before serving.
  5. Options: Use chicken or pork.
  6. Serve over tortilla chips, spaghetti, or rice.
  7. Makes 6 to 8 servings
  8. Recipe contributed by Kevin J. Phillips

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases