White Chili (Football Soup)

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

This recipe comes from The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery in historic Kimmswick, MO. My daughter named it "Football Soup" because we always make it when we have a crowd over watching the game after church! Incredibly easy, freezes beautifully, and my bean hating husband even loves it. I add an extra can of green chilies for more flavor. You can make it without the chicken for a cheaper meatless meal, and you can make it without the monterey jack cheese for a low-fat, less thickened soup (but the cheese adds a lot of flavor!)

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onions and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic, then chilies, cumin, oregano, and cayenne and saute 2 minutes.
  4. Add undrained beans and stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and add chicken and cheese to chili and stir until cheese melts.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls.
  7. FOR FREEZING: Pour soup into a rigid container (or freezer bag), label and freeze. To reheat, thaw in refridgerator overnight or simply put frozen soup into a large pot and gently heat, with lid on and stirring often, till heated through.