Easy White Chickenless Chili #Vegetarian — Or Not

I started out cooking by using the recipes on the backs of cans, bags, and boxes. We had one cookbook, and I used that, too, but I also found that the folks who made the ingredients often had some excellent dishes to recommend.

That habit has never completely died. I recently came across a can of Bush’s Best White Chili Beans in mild chili sauce with a recipe for White Chicken Chili on the back. [NOTE: I’ve never yet been given a food product in exchange for mentioning it on my blog, but I live in hope.] Since Charlie doesn’t like canned tomatoes and since we hardly ever eat chicken, I modified it.

Here’s how.

White Chickenless Chili

  • 1 Tablespoon or less of olive oil
  • handful of Meatless Griller Strips or other faux chicken
  • 1 can Bush’s White Chili Beans, undrained
  • 1 cup vegetarian vegetable boullion
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • maybe 1/2 can hominy or corn (Charlie prefers hominy in soup; I prefer corn — we take turns)
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons salsa (mild, for us)

In a saucepan, heat the oil and brown the chickenless strips (or, if you’re Dan Antion, the chicken) a little. Add the beans and mash them some with a fork. Add everything else, stir well, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Top with crispy tortilla strips, shredded cheese, cilantro, or whatever you like. Here’s ours.whitechiliNext time I make it, I’m going to crumble a little chipotle chili powder into mine. It was just a tad bit too mild for me, though plenty tasty.

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One thought on “Easy White Chickenless Chili #Vegetarian — Or Not

  1. Jane
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    November 25, 2015 at 8:32am

    Yum!
    Love white chili. You top it off with lots of white cheese AND sour cream!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m getting stuff and pans lined up for service. The next 24-30 hours will be busy. Cooking a slab of salmon this year instead of turkey. A big sweet potato and asparagus on the side, with fresh bread-maker bread ANNDDD: Dressing!
    And a nice red.

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      Marian Allen
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      November 25, 2015 at 8:35am

      Sounds divine! It all sounds divine! You cooking that salmon on a wooden slab? You can buy those puppies at Kroger, you know. Chianti! I haven’t had Chianti for, like, EV-ver! I’ll have to remedy that, Real Soon Now. 😀
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  2. Dan
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    November 25, 2015 at 8:52am

    Assuming that the chicken-like strips could actually be chicken, this might be pretty good. I’m not a big fan of beans, but I like Bush’s White Beans. In fact, my wife made a white bean hummus with them (because I really don’t like chic peas). Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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      Marian Allen
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      November 25, 2015 at 9:45am

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and The Editor!

      I love chickpeas, but white bean hummus sounds yum. I’ll have to try that sometime!
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