If you are looking for a chili recipe without the tomato base, try this hearty soup that calls for cannellini beans, green chiles, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

5 mins
1 min to 2 mins
20 mins


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  • Preheat broiler. Coarsely crush 2 cups of the chips.

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  • In 4- to 5- quart Dutch oven brown chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat. Add beans, 1 cup of the cheese, the chilies, broth, 1/2 cup water; and crushed chips. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Meanwhile, for tortilla crisps, place remaining 1 cup chips on baking sheet lined with nonstick foil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Broil 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese is melted and begins to brown. Serve chili with tortilla crisps. Sprinkle cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

575 calories; total fat 23g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 111mg; sodium 1172mg; potassium 712mg; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 14g; sugar 1g; protein 55g; vitamin a 680IU; vitamin c 8mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 11mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 434mg; iron 4mg.

Reviews (1)

49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 3.0 stars
This needed a lot of alteration. It is more like a soup than a Chili, and in order to get a Chili flavor it needs chili powder (2 T) and cumin (2 t), for sure, and I added oregano (1 t), salt, and pepper, as well as a bay leaf.
Rating: Unrated
This recipe is incredibly bland... and I put a packet of Saizon in. Halfway through cooking I realized that there is NO seasoning in this at all, which led me to throw the Saizon in. While it's quick and easy, it's also tasteless.