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White Bean Chili Recipe

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This recipe for White Bean Chili, by , is from The Kaylor Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joy Blaha
Added: Wednesday, January 21, 2009


1 lb. dried Great Northern Beans
2 medium onions chopped
1 Tbs.. olive oil
3 (4.5 oz.) cans chopped green chiles, undrained
4 clove garlic minced
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
6 c. chicken broth
5 cups shredded chicken
3 c. shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro ( optional)

Sort and rinse beans, place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak over night. Drain; set aside. Saute onions in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until tender. Add green chiles and next 3 ingredients; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken, 1 cup of the cheese, salt and pepper . Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro if desired. To serve, ladle chili into bowls. Top each bowl with remaining cheese.




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