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White Chicken Chili – Recipe of the Day

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White Chicken Chili
Image by Colleen Greene

White Chicken Chili can be prepared in under an hour, including cooking time – a perfect supper choice after a long busy day.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 can Ortega™ diced green chills, drained
  • 4 cans white beans, un-drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups roasted chicken meat, removed from bones and shredded
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Add onion and garlic – sauté slowly until soft (about 8 to 10 minutes).
  3. Add cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper – stir well.
  4. Add green chills, chicken broth, shredded chicken, and 2½ cans of beans.
  5. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
  6. Place remaining 1½ cans of un-drained beans in blender or food processor to puree.
  7. Add to soup to thicken.
  8. Simmer 5 more minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.
  10. Serve warm with warn, buttered crusty French bread.

NOTE: Watching your sodium intake? Drain and rinse beans thoroughly. Replace discarded liquid with an equal amount of water. Another option is to not add additional salt to the recipe.

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Best Baked Beans – Recipe of the Day

Baked Beans
Image by jeffreyw

Baked Beans is a hearty winter dish that will warm everyone nicely after coming in from the cold weather. The beans are delicious as a side dish with ribs as shown in the photo. Or – serve with fried eggs or as a stand-alone main dish with hot buttered corn bread and a crisp green salad.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound center-cut thick bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1 can (15 oz) dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) butter beans, drained
  • 1 can (30 oz) pork and beans, undrained


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Sauté onion in olive oil over medium high heat until it starts to soften.
  3. Add 1 pound center-cut bacon and cook until crispy.
  4. Remove bacon and onions from pan with a slotted spoon and place on folded paper towels.
  5. Blot with extra paper towels to remove as excess fat.
  6. Combine ketchup, sugar, brown sugar, white vinegar and mustard in a large oven-proof dish.
  7. Add drained kidney and butter beans along with un-drained pork and beans.
  8. Add bacon and onions to bean mixture. Stir well to combine.
  9. Bake uncovered for ~45 minutes – until hot and bubbly.

NOTE: If prepared in advance and refrigerated before cooking, the baking time will be extended.

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