- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 package Big Fork Bacon Sausage, any flavor, chopped
- 2 ancho chilies, whole
- 3 poblanos chilies, roasted, diced
- 3 t. cumin
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. black pepper
- 2 T. corn flour or fine corn meal
- 1 – 32 oz. chicken stock
- 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) cannellini beans, with liquid
- 1 can (29 oz.) white hominy, with liquid
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, quartered
- 2 avocados, diced
- crushed tortilla chips, as necessary
- Using a stock pot over medium heat, warm the garlic, onions, and sausage and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
- Add the chilies, seasoning, and corn flour and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
- Add the stock, beans and hominy and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, let rest a half hour, and then pull the bones out of the soup.
- Serve with fresh chopped cilantro, lime wedge, fresh diced avocados and crushed tortilla chips.
There are several garnishes that can be used to enhance the flavor and presentation of white chili. Here are a few popular options:
Shredded cheese: White chili pairs well with a variety of cheeses, such as Monterey Jack, cheddar, or queso fresco. Sprinkle a handful of cheese on top of the chili just before serving.
Sliced jalapeños: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, sliced jalapeños are a great topping for white chili. The bright green color also adds a pop of color to the dish.
Sour cream: A dollop of sour cream on top of the chili adds a creamy texture and can help cool down the heat from the spices.
Fresh herbs: Chopped fresh herbs such as cilantro, parsley, or green onions can add a burst of freshness to the dish.
Tortilla chips: Crushed or whole tortilla chips can add a crunchy texture to the chili and are a fun and tasty alternative to traditional crackers.
Avocado: Sliced or diced avocado can add a creamy, buttery flavor that pairs well with the spicy and savory flavors of the chili.
These are just a few options, but feel free to get creative and add your own favorite garnishes to your white chili.