Change things up with an alternative to the classic tomato-based chili. This simple and wholesome dish will fill your home with a wonderful warmth and aroma at it simmers.
1 pound Great Northern white beans, rinsed
2 pounds boneless skinless Smart Chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
4 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 4-ounce cans chopped mild green chiles
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
1/4 teaspoons cayenne
8 cups chicken stock
1 12-ounce can of beer
3 cups grated Finlandia Swiss cheese
Sour cream for garnish
Salsa for garnish
Fresh cilantro for garnish
Soak beans overnight in cold water.
Drain the beans. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil. Add the onions and sauté over med-low heat until translucent (about 5 to 8 minutes). Stir in the garlic, green chilies, cumin, oregano, cloves and cayenne. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add beans and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 3 to 4 hours.
Grill the chicken and cut chicken into medium dice. Add chicken, beer and 1 cup of cheese to the soup. Serve with remaining cheese, sour cream, salsa and cilantro.
Recipe created by Ariane Duarte, CulinAriane, Montclair, New Jersey