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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Paula Dean's White Bean Chili

  • Paula Dean's White Bean Chili

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green chiles (fresh or canned)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped


Rinse beans well, cover with cool water, and soak for 2 hours. Drain.
 Put the beans in large pot with the chicken stock and bring to a
 boil over high heat.
In a saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, 
onion, and chiles and saute for 5 minutes. Add chile mixture to
 pot with beans. Add the chicken, cumin, oregano, pepper,
white pepper, red pepper flakes, and cilantro. Lower the heat to
 medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
 Serve with cornbread, if desired

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