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Friday, February 21, 2014

White Bean Chili That Is Quick And Easy To Make

Yesterday I needed something that was quick and easy to make for dinner. My husband invited some people over for dinner at the last minute and I did not have a clue of what to serve. We had people over the night before and I did not feel like cooking for guests again. That afternoon as I was reading Facebook, I came across a blog with a recipe for chicken burrito soup--http://www.raisingdickandjane.com/2014/02/a-bowl-of-chicken-burrito-soup-to-go.html that looked awesome. I don't eat meat and did not have tortilla chips in the house so her recipe inspired me to make chili. Her recipe reminded me how easy it is to make chili in the slow cooker. You can use can beans or ones made from dried beans. I make beans in the slow cooker and then freeze them in 2 cup portions to use in recipes, recipe at the end.

                 White Bean Chili

                         6 cups great northern beans
                         1 cup salsa
                          2 cups chicken broth
                          1 cup water
                         12-16 ounce bag of frozen corn
                         2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
                         1 teaspoon chili powder
Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese.

Slow Cooker Beans

Pour a package of dried beans in the slow cooker and cover the beans with water, several inches above the beans. Cook on high for 6 hours. Drain the beans and rinse with cool water. Freeze the beans in 2 cup portions. I like to put the 2 cup bean portions into sandwich bags and then into a larger ziplock bag to make finding them easier in the freeze.I use this method for for all kinds of dried beans so I have a variety of beans in my freezer.


  1. Earlier today I saw a recipe for White Chicken Chili, and now I see your White Bean Chili...I am going to have to try making my own slow cooker beans...I would like to do that instead of using a can.

  2. This sounds terrific! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I have been looking for something just like this. It will be great on a cold day!

  3. I've been seeing a lot of white bean things out there and I love bean soup. I'm going to have to try this.

  4. wow, that looks great! nice easy recipe to feed the family. I love the corn and beans in the recipe.

  5. Yum, that looks good - pinning this one to try later!

  6. That looks so good. I never tried white bean chili before.

    Michelle F.


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