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Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

White Bean and Hominy Chili

Vegetarian chipotle sausage packs quite a punch, adding savory depth to the entire pot.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Hands-on: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) meatless Mexican chipotle sausage (such as Field Roast), finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 poblano chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 lime wedges

Preparation

1. Mash 2/3 cup beans with a fork.

2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage, and sauté for 4 minutes. Add onion, garlic, and poblanos; sauté 6 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mashed beans, whole beans, 1 1/2 cups water, and the next 4 ingredients (through hominy). Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in green onions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 14.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.4g
  • Fiber: 9.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 3.1mg
  • Sodium: 596mg
  • Calcium: 89mg
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