Pella Chronicle

October 26, 2012

Smoky White Bean Chicken Chili

Staff Writer
American Profile

Pella — 1 (12-ounce) can tomatillos, chopped

2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon salt

2 (15-ounce) cans white beans, such as cannellini, rinsed and drained

2 chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped or shredded

4 slices smoked applewood bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 cup beer

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

1. Combine tomatillos, tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, cumin, white pepper and salt in a large saucepan.

2. Bring to a simmer and cook 30  minutes.

3. Add beans, chicken, bacon and beer and cook 30 minutes. Stir in tabasco.

Makes about 10 cups.

Serves 6.