John's White Bean Chili

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is my husband's best chili recipe. We served it at our wedding and it was the first thing to go and the most requested recipe we get from friends. The longer it cooks, the better it gets. A wonderful winter dish. (We always double the recipe for leftovers)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the sausage and drain.
  2. Throw everything, except the cheese, into a crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours (the longer the better) Add water if it gets too thick.
  3. You can also simmer this on the stove for at least 2 hours.
  4. Adjust seasonings and add cheese just before serving.


Most Helpful

Wonderful chili!! It was such a cold rainy day and this just hit the spot. The house smelled wonderful and we couldn't wait for it to be done. It was even better the second day. Thank you for sharing this great chili recipe. Thanks to John also :-)

Merlot November 18, 2002

My family LOVES this recipe!!! We give it 5*s all the way!!! great for winter time!!!

mommy2AK&B December 05, 2009

I personally ate some of this chili at their wedding (I'm the sister and sis-in-law) and it is out of this world! It was the first dish I made when I got back home to North Carolina!

EmmasMom June 05, 2006

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a