Sarasota's Spicy Savory White Bean Chili

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Comfort Food. The first time my Dad was going to try this ... he was not very willing. Turkey ... no beef, cinnimon and nutmeg ... what is that? A little heat to make it spicy and you have an amazing chili. He was hooked. I top it with my Pepper Jack cheese and fresh chopped up avocado and tomato and you have an amazing chili.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute -- In a large pot, saute onions, celery, pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes, add the turkey or chicken and cook until brown.
  2. Add all the seasonings, tomatoes, beans, chilies, corn and any remaining ingredients. Yes it is spicy, but adjust accordingly. It really isn't as hot as you might expect. Cook a good hour or so till everything combines well.
  3. Mix the diced avocado and tomato with lime, salt and pepper and top on the chili. Add a dollop of sour cream and some cheese and you have amazing chili.
  4. Not a spice fan -- just omit the hot sauce and go light on the chili powder. To me I add more heat, but I understand. But it is a great chili.
Most Helpful

This was a great chili. My family ate it up!

Charmie777 December 09, 2012

Full of flavor & so healthy, too. I did cut back on the hot sauce...I'm a wimp. I didn't have any allspice, but I followed the rest of the instructions as written. This was an excellent Autumn recipe.

Newmsy October 13, 2009

This is delicious. i used one whole yellow and one whole red pepper but that was the only thing I changed. What a nice compliment of flavors! I let it sit a day (not by design, just happened) and I think the flavor only got better. Great healthy recipe!

momof2leos September 30, 2009