Theresa's Mixed Nuts: It's Getting Hot In Here ~ Spicy White Bean Chili

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's Getting Hot In Here ~ Spicy White Bean Chili

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Is there anything better than a steaming bowl of soup or chili in the winter? It's just good comfort food that I try to make for dinner at least once a week. It's filling and low in fat, so it's also good for weight loss resolutions many of us are trying to stick to this time of year. Last week I made my favorite veggie soup, so I decided to make a pot of chili this week. I wasn't wanting something that was overly tomato based since we've had a lot of pasta recently, so I decided that this Spicy White Bean Chili from Golden Blossom Honey sounded like a great option.
White Bean Chili

I loved this recipe because it doesn't have to simmer on the stove for hours like traditional chili does. From start to finish, I had it completed in under 20 minutes, making it a fabulous recipe to keep on hand for busy weeknights. The fire roasted tomatoes and spicy sausage gave the chili a nice kick of heat, but since the honey was added in, it wasn't unbearably hot because the honey helped tone down the heat and added a touch of sweetness to the dish. Add in a side of cornbread and you have a hearty meal that's perfect for a cold winter evening.


Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
3/4 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed and crumbled
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

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White Bean Chili

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What's your favorite cold weather comfort food?


30 comments:

  1. Nom on the beans, but what is that nasty thing floating on top, looks like dead fish :) is that sausage? Corn muffins look nice as well, I don't like them on their own, but they're nice as a sidedish

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    1. You cray cray. That's sausage silly! Though, honestly I never liked sausage so I make a separate pot for the family and make mine without, even when I was not a vegetarian. My friend makes chili that everyone raves about and says the secret is sausage. I guess that's why I couldn't understand what the fuss was all about.

      I do like corn bread as a snack and side dish. Drizzle on some honey or soak it in butter and it's food bliss for me.

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    2. I have corn bread (like real corn bread loaf not polenta) in the bread shop in my street. I usually buy whole meal and multiseeds or rye bread there, because it stays soft and fresh for a few days, but sometimes I treat myself with corn bread too, it is good for samiches, but is crumbly the next day already. It is so very weird to me that you don't have bread shops there. Ours also sell bagels, buns, and other pastry and also burek, our famous filo pastry cheese pies.

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    3. We do have bakeries with bread here, but it's so much easier to head to the bakery department at our local supermarket to get what we need while picking up the rest of our groceries. Sometimes I stop into the plain old bakery if I want a sweet treat like a danish or doughnut, otherwise I just get what I need at the supermarket. I agree, cornbread does get all crumbly the next day, so it's best to eat fresh out of the oven.

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  2. Warming up the crummy winter sure is a win. I prefer a heater to food though...or good body heat lol

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    1. Oh, my heated blanket is my best friend. Add in hot soup and hot tea, and I am in heated heaven.

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  3. Ooh - that looks delicious. I love a good chili during the fall and winter months. Our go-to recipe for the colder months is taco soup - so, so easy and quick on busy nights, plus we usually have enough left-over for a second meal. Great for busy school nights! My favorite is chicken taco soup in the crockpot, but the rest of the fam likes the ground beef, traditional taco soup on the stovetop. They usually win out, but it's all good.

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    1. We love taco soup! Do you make yours with V8 Hot and Spicy juice? A friend gave us a recipe that called for that and it was awesome!

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    2. No - I've never tried that. Can you share the recipe? If it has spicy, my husband would LOVE it. He's always trying to add extra heat into our dishes, even though he shouldn't eat it. He was diagnosed with GERD last year, so he tries (key word) to avoid spicy, tomato based products, fried foods and coffee...even though he still eats them more often than he should.

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    3. Absolutely! I *try* to stick with what keeps me healthy too, but sometimes you do have to indulge a little. Like popcorn is so bad for me, but last time we went to the theater I scarfed down about 10 handfuls. As long as we aren't doing it excessively, every day, I think it's fine to have a cheat here and there ;)

      Here is the recipe:

      Ingredients

      1 lb ground beef OR ground turkey
      1 large bottle V8 Hot and Spicy
      2 cans white kidney beans, drained
      2 cans chili beans, drained
      1 can corn, drained
      1 taco seasoning packet
      1 ranch dressing seasoning packet


      Directions

      Brown beef (or turkey), and drain. Return back to pot. Place the V8, beans, corn, and seasonings all into the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 1 hour.

      Once finished, garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese, or tortilla chips. Serve hot.

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    4. Thanks - I'll have to give it a try. Sounds good. Similar to ours, but instead of V8 we use Rotel for the tomato/heat. And even though it's not as healthy, we use fritos instead of tortilla chips on top. Sooo bad, but sooo good. :)

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    5. We are suckers for Fritos on top too. I recently started using wonton strips though, to cut down on the calories, but they don't stay crispy like Fritos do.

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  4. That sounds so good! I like any type of Chili.

    I think my favorite comfort food is grilled cheese and tomato soup with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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    1. Grilled cheese is a favorite comfort food here too, and you definitely have to have it with tomato soup!

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  5. I have to give this recipe a try. I make a ton of chili over the winter. It's hot and hearty, and it's super good for you. Sounds like a great recipe!

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  6. This chili looks so darn good! I make a similar dish but with chicken. I think the sausage would be delicious.

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  7. That sounds so good. I have never tried white beans in a chili before.

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  8. Such a deliciously hearty chili. I need a bowl of this to warm me up from the inside right now!

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  9. I love a good chili and this certainly sounds like a good one! I think I'll try this recipe out the next time we have a cold stretch coming up.

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  10. My eating habits don't really change to weather

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  11. This sounds SO comforting! I would love to have a big bowl of this for dinner tonight!

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  12. A 20 minute chili?!?! Yep, that is a keeper. It sounds and looks good too. Pinning it.

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  13. I haven't made chili in a while. I will try your recipe. Looks so easy and delicious. I have no doubts my family will be adding this to our list of favorite food. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. I just had chili yesterday for the fist time ever and loved it. I bet this one is amazing, I love spice recently so I WILL have to give this one a try! - Jeanine

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  15. What a tasty looking treat! I have plenty of get-togethers and I can't wait to show everyone this one.

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  16. I never thought of putting sausage in chili! Gonna give this a try! Pinning

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  17. Wow, I have never had anything like this!!! The white beans and sausage in there sound delicious! Putting this one on the meal plan!

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  18. I would say.. meat ball soup! That's my comfort food in winter. I will put lots of chili on those beans :). Looks yuuum

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  19. Oh boy, this looks amazing! I am going to pin this and give it a try! :)

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  20. I will definitely be adding meat to mine! LOL and is that cornbread I spot? NOM NOM NOM :)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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