White Chili

Total Time:
1 hr 6 min
20 min
46 min

6 servings, serving size: 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 medium poblano peppers (about 4 ounces each), seeded and white ribs removed, finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more to taste
  • 1 pound ground white meat turkey
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans white beans such as cannelini, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can hominy, drained and rinsed
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges

Heat the oil in large pot or Dutch oven over moderate heat. Add the onion, celery, poblanos, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until the meat is no longer pink about 2 minutes. Add the white beans, broth and oregano. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.

Add the hominy and salt and more cayenne pepper, to taste, and continue cooking, partially covered, 10 minutes longer. Ladle into individual bowls and top each serving with 1 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cilantro. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Per Serving:

Calories 320; Total Fat 6 g; (Sat Fat 0.5 g, Mono Fat 2 g, Poly Fat 1 g) ; Protein 31 g; Carb 37 g; Fiber 9 g; Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 310 mg

Excellent source of: Protein, Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus

Good source of: Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin K, Potassium, Zinc

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YuM! Added baby brown bella crimini, garbonzo beans, white northern, hominy extra spices and more cayanne. Based on other reviews I smooshed light kidney beans, did use all the broth and added salt and simmered down. The peppers are a winner, will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, I haven't changed 1 thing in this recipe. My family is changing into healthy eating life style. So I'm looking for healthy versions of things we love. This light white chilli not only WASN'T watery, it was very flavorful, with perfect amount of spices (including coriander). I did serve it with small dollop of plain, fat free greek yogurt, cilantro. Very satisfying meal. Thank you Ellie!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! I love, love, love this soup! I did substitute roasted chicken breast (cubed) for the ground turkey, subbed corn for the hominy and added a jalapeño. I also added fresh spinach. I pureed some of the beans to make the soup a little thicker. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing, a must make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good. My husband really liked it, but I agree with the others in that it was somewhat bland and watery. I was surprised at this because of all the spices. I would substitute sweet corn for the bland hominy and purée some of the beans to make it thicker. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a hit in our household. We did add jalapeno peppers and chile powder to give a kick. The call for hominy was a pleasant surprise in this chile recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty! I did make some minor changesone additional hot pepper, some chili powder, some more cumin, less cayenne, and fresh corn instead of hominy. Like other reviewers suggested, I also pureed some of the beans to create a thicker chili. Would still decrease the liquid by a half cup or more next time. Thanks, Ellie! You never disappoint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So tasty! I added chopped jalapeño peppers and extra garlic. i also pureed about 1/2 cup of beans and homily mix to add thickness to the chili. My family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family found this bland and watery, very disappointing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic recipe! I didn't have hominy on hand so used canned corn instead. Has a bit of heat so not ideal for young kids (at least mine is a 3 yr old but the parents loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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