Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a nice switch from "red" chili, and really tastes good on a cold day. It can be made with leftover turkey, so keep that in mind with Thanksgiving coming!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger.
  2. Saute celery, onions and garlic in a little butter.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in stockpot and simmer for about an hour.
  4. Just before serving, add sour cream and heat until warm.
  5. Serve with grated cheese on top.
  6. I have done this in my large crockpot, adding the sour cream last& it works great.
  7. We like things a little spicier, so I use 3 or 4 cans of green chilies.
  8. I also serve the soup with salsa and chips for each to add on their own.


Most Helpful

I loved this soup and so did my sis, brother, & brother in law. I used Hot Sliced Jalapenos with the chilies and it zested things up. Definately will make this again with out changing much. I didn't have any cumin and you couldn't even tell. Oh I also only had i can of Hommity corn and that worked out great.

Chef Gizelle February 01, 2010

Delicious! This is far different then any other white chili recipes I've tasted, and it's packed with a ton of flavor. I added a few healthy shakes of green tabasco sauce for some more heat, and finished it off with some snipped chives. Fantastic recipe! Edited 5/16/07: I was so inspired by the cream soup addition to this recipe, that I decided to try it again tonight with alfredo sauce in its place. Decadent, and it still maintains the chili flavor!

Ingy May 15, 2007

This chili was very different from others I have tried and I loved it. More like a thick soup and the baby loved it since I kept the green chilies to a minimum.

karen in tbay February 27, 2006

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