As the temperature starts to dip in the mornings, and there is a slight chill in the air in the evenings, I start dreaming about chili.
There’s something about the fall that is so comforting. I love the leaves changing, and the hues of green that slowly morph into browns, yellows, oranges, and reds. I love the cozy scarves, ponchos, and knee-high boots that become a part of our daily wardrobe. And the food? I love that too.
One of my favorite things about the fall is preparing a meal that makes the house smell good all day. Those fall food aromas are heavenly and comforting, and I love being able to walk in from a long day, toss everything in a pot, and enjoy a delicious meal. My White Bean Chili from my cookbook Picture Perfect Parties Rizzoli NY is perfect for this. The flavor combinations are delicious, and there are a few surprise ingredients (like cinnamon) that really make the chili delicious. Prepare a big pot, serve heaping helpings, and let your family or guests top it with just about anything they want, but I prefer a great cheddar cheese and a little sour cream. Enjoy!
This is always the go-to for Halloween, too. Everybody can enjoy before or after trick or treating (or this year, cozying up with a family movie!).
White Bean Chili
You will need:
– 1 lb ground sirloin
– 1 lb ground turkey
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 small onion chopped
– 3 cloves chopped garlic
– 4 tablespoons chili powder
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon white pepper
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 8 cups chicken stock
– 2 cups canned cannellini white beans
– 2 cups canned pinto beans
– 2 tablespoons dried coriander
On the side:
– Tortilla chips
– Chopped fresh cilantro
– Sour cream
In a stockpot, sauté sirloin and turkey, with a slotted spoon remove cooked meat and set aside. Pour out any excess oil. Place olive oil and onions, garlic into the stockpot, heat on medium and cook until translucent. Add cooked meat, chili powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon and stock, simmer for 1 hour, add beans and coriander Cook for 3 hours.
Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and sliced avocado and chopped fresh cilantro tortilla chips.
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