Say this 5 times fast: red leather, yellow leather. Kind of hard, isn’t it? Now try this: green chile white chili. A lot easier. You have now mastered step 1 of any recipe: being able to say its name. Congratulations. Here’s some more good news: there are only 3 real steps in this recipe, and once its done, the longer this chili sits in the fridge, the deeper and richer the flavors are. So make a big pot and have some for dinner, and then save the rest in the fridge for a week’s worth of awesome chile chili lunches. Green chile white chili, green chile white chili…
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp tomato paste
2 cans green chiles, diced
3 cans white beans (pinto, great northern, etc.)
4-6 cups water, broth, or stock
salt and pepper to taste
optional garnishes: sour cream, cheese, lime juice, green onion
In a Dutch oven or other large pot, saute the onions in olive oil until translucent. Then add the garlic, oregano, cumin, and tomato paste. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
Pour in the green chiles, beans, and water/broth/stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for an hour, uncovered.
Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. That’s all! Probably one of my easiest recipes.
Top your big ol’ bowl with shredded cheese or sour cream, a squirt of lime juice, and a sprinkling of chopped green onion. Yummy.