Excellent White Chili

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Julesong

This is our tried and true white chili that folks have raved about - this recipe has been handed out many a time. Very, very tasty! You can substitute cubed chicken for the pork, if you like. It is ABSOLUTELY delicious. :) I've made it, friends have made it... you should make it.

Top Review by Andrea in NH

I didn't have all of the indredients but used enough to get the basic idea and this chile is wonderful. I did add some dried cranberries, just because I had some. Tasty and very filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat in a heavy pot, sauté the pork (or chicken) and onion in oil and butter for 8 to 10 minutes or until the meat browns and onion softens.
  2. Add the rice and barley stir to coat, then stir in the cumin, salt, garlic, white beans, garbanzo beans, chilies, hominy, Tabasco, crumbled bacon, chicken broth, tomatillos, lime juice, and basil.
  3. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Serve each portion topped with about 2 Tbsp cheese and together with good, crusty bread and a salad.
  5. If the chili is too thick for your preference, you can add chicken broth to the desired consistency.

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