White Bean Chili

Photo: Romulo Yanes
Serve with: reduced-fat cheddar, scallions, cilantro, sliced jalapeño, tortilla chips.


Makes: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili)

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 456
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 40 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 12 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 8 mg
Sodium 640 mg
Calcium 202 mg


2 pounds ground turkey
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large white onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 (4-oz) cans green chilies, rinsed
4 (15-oz) cans white beans, rinsed
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 tablespoon fine cornmeal


1. Heat a 5 1/2- to 6-quart pot over medium high. Add turkey and pepper; cook until brown. Transfer to a bowl.

2. Heat oil in pot over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until soft (10 minutes). Stir in chilies, cumin, and oregano; cook 1 minute. Add turkey, beans, and broth; cook, covered (1 hour).

3. Whisk cornmeal into milk. Add to chili. Serve.

Melissa Roberts,


December 2012
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