Thursday

slap yo mama good

Paula Deen knows what shes doing, yall! It was cold, wet & dreary here on the Gulf Coast last night & I wanted to cook something hearty & warm. I spotted my Paula Deen cookbook & knew she would show me the way. I changed it up a bit by adding White Kidney Beans, Chickpeas, & some other white bean I found in the grocery store along with a little bit of brown rice. I also did not use dry beans but substituted w/ canned. I only cooked my chili for about an hour because of that. You better believe me that when you saute the garlic, chilies & onion in butter-watch out! My whole house still smells like it this morning. I woke up to my mouth watering. Daddy & Ann are coming over to enjoy a bowl tonight and they don't even know what kind of treat they are in for. A little Jack Cheese & Sour Cream....heaven!

Paula's White Bean Chili
Ingredients
1 pound dried navy beans
5 cups chicken stock
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup diced onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green chiles (fresh or canned)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 to 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
Directions
Rinse beans well, cover with cool water, and soak for 2 hours. Drain. Place beans in large pot with chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat. In a saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and chiles and saute for 5 minutes. Add chile mixture to pot with beans. Add chicken, cumin, oregano, pepper, white pepper, red pepper flakes, and cilantro. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Serve with cornbread, if desired

2 comments:

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Hey, I can't remember if I told you this already...I am good friends with Kristy's sister, Amanda. She sent me a message after I blogged about finding Tracery's blog. Just thought I'd say hey! Like reading your blog!!

Bessie Mae said...

Thanks Sarah! We all loved the post you did on Tracery & your blog as a whole!