I did notice, however, that it would be a really easy recipe to do in the NT (slow foods) style. Here is the adapted version I'm going to try. I'll post an update when I've tried it. I don't have any chickens on hand, so who knows when I'll get to it.
Keep in mind this is s-l-o-w foods. I don't start out thinking, "Oh, today I'm going to make chili." Instead I roast chickens when I feel like it. We eat some that day and I plan a second meal or freeze the rest. I cook a big batch of beans at once, again, use some and freeze some. I make bone broth when I run low. I try to keep slower things on hand already prepared, so when I decide to do the chili, it won't be a slow job. Yes, I could do it all in a day or two, but then I'd be crazy. Imagine focusing on a single meal for all day. Yuck!
Not to mention my bone broth would not be as nutrient rich as it will be after simmering for several days.
Slow White Bean Chili
- 2 whole chickens
Eat for supper. Freeze the rest of the meat. For bone broth see previous broth post. Although that original post is for beef soup bones, I include a note toward the bottom on using chicken frames.
- 5-6 c dry white beans
You could also cook on the stove top. I think they say simmer about an hour. I never do mine this way, so read the directions on the bean package to verify cooking time.
- 2 T fat of choice
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 8 c cooked beans
- 4 c cooked chicken
- 1 qt frozen corn
- 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 c lime juice
- 1 T ground cumin*
- 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
- 1/2 t red pepper sauce, or to taste (Joe makes some awesome lacto-fermented hot sauce from dried chilies)
- 4-6 cups bone broth
- salt to taste 1/2 -1 T
Serve with sour cream and wedges of tomato and avocado.
*A note on cumin. I've recently read up on cumin ( I think while planning for my tamales a while back). I found that cumin loses it's flavor very rapidly once ground. The stuff we get in the store apparently does not taste very like cumin ought. Hmm. One ought to buy only whole cumin and grind it just prior to use. The original white chili recipe recommended roasted cumin. I might try that some day. Here's the instructions.