Red kidney beans were once my nemesis. My picky 8-year old self saw them as ginormous, starchy, foul-tasting enemies to be avoided at all costs. My under developed taste buds found them so repelling I picked them out of my chili along with any onions, garlic or peppers. Every single one. No matter how tiny the piece.
White Chicken Chili is a warm and cozy combination of chicken, white beans, roasted red peppers and chile peppers swimming around in a sea of creamy chicken broth. The “white” in the name comes from the broth, which, unlike a more traditional chili, doesn’t include tomatoes but a combination of chicken broth and half & half. The white theme is continued with the tender pieces… [Read more]
A main dish recipe for a thick and hearty Chili Macaroni Soup that combines not two but three of my favorites: chili, soup and pasta! And yes, I know it’s summer (for most of my readers). But I for one can’t imagine going the entire summer without eating soup or chili. This is the type of food I love and crave. I always find me… [Read more]
A hearty recipe for no-alarm chili with mini meatballs. Chili is a staple in my diet and for that reason alone I re-invent it all the time. Eating the same chili over and over again tends to get pretty boring. As many of you know I have a small obsession with meatballs. I will sneak them in wherever and whenever I can. Through no fault… [Read more]
This is a hearty recipe for Chili Pie with a Green Chile & Cheddar Cornbread Crust. You may know it as Tamale Pie. It was a toss-up between the two over what to name it. Since I used all the basic ingredients I love in my chili I went with it. And because it didn’t taste like any tamale I ever had. This is a… [Read more]
I made this Chicken Chili to go along with the Cheddar & Green Chile Beer Bread from my last post. After seeing White Chicken Chili all over the Internet lately I couldn’t resist its temptations any longer. I contemplated adding diced tomatoes, even going so far as to take the can out and put it on the counter. But this was white chili and adding… [Read more]