Sunday, December 14, 2008

smokey white bean chili

winter definitely gets me in the mood for crock pot cooking. this year i decided to switch up my typical chili recipe, and went for a smokey white bean flavour. it turned out rather good, i thought, for an ad-libbed recipe.

  • 2 ½ cups cooked great northern beans
  • 3 cans (14 oz/ea) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup yellow carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons hickory bacon salt
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon vegan worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
cook white beans according to directions on bag. put everything in a large crock pot. turn temperature to high and let stew for 6-8 hours. be sure to stir every once in a while so nothing burns, especially when you are closer to the 6 hour mark.

serve with cornbread. yum!


Vegetation said...

Yum! Sounds awesome! (I wish we got hickory bacon salt in Australia :()

Anonymous said...

I'm with you- the cold and dark make me want hot & hearty soupy stews and such. This sounds tops.

allularpunk said...

this sounds so good! lately, i've been really into smokey flavors. i've been dumping smoked paprika on everything from popcorn to mac n cheese! it's just so...comforting right now for some reason. thanks for giving me yet another reason to satisfy my smokey cravings. my jar of liquid smoke is not nearly empty enough :)

Lauren said...

Mmm.. you had me at white bean! I just saved this recipe..can't wait to make it!

Mihl said...

This recipe went straight into my recipe folder. Thank you!

jessy said...

we just made some white bean chili last night for dinner! i wish i had your recipe then! :D it sounds sooooo scrumptious - and looks super stellar! smoky = the best ever! mmmmmmmmmm!

Joanna said...

that chili looks darn good. i love a good bowl of chili. i'll eat it cold, too. it really makes no difference because it's just so tasty.

Bianca said...

Everything is better with white beans....I've been craving chili lately, and you've inspired me to add white beans to my standard chili recipe too.

Anonymous said...

yay Miss V! thankyou for making a donationa nd helping out our animal family!!!
Hahah yeah.. those pictures were all before I gained weight though, except for the recent one lol
And wow, that chili looks really good!

Usha said...

Looks perfectly hearty and delicious, love white bean in soups!

VeggieGirl said...

So comforting!!

Maggie said...

I have some smoked salt just waiting to make this. It looks delicious!

Alyssa said...

this looks delicious! i am a huge fan of any bean recipe!

Lauren said...

Hey! I posted that recipe for the escarole and beans on my blog. Check it out!

Mrs. Mandy said...

Chili is to Winter as Aquaphor is to chapped noses. Brilliant.