It was cold and snowy yesterday, and I had a taste for chili. We don’t eat ground beef, and Charlie doesn’t eat beef at all, so regular chili was out. I considered making vegetarian chili, but I bought a couple of packages of cooked chicken strips last week that were burning a hole in my freezer, so I added some of those. Here is a recipe for vegetarian white chili with optional meat additives.
WHITE CHILI–VEGETARIAN AND OTHERWISE
- Cooked spaghetti YES, I said SPAGHETTI! Around here, we eat chili with SPAGHETTI in it! YES, I said, YES!
- 1 can white beans (I used Great Northern)
- 1 can water
- 1 tsp boullion powder (vegetable or chicken)
- 1/2 Tb garlic-infused olive oil
- 1/2 Tb butter
- 1 Tb flour
- chili powder
Heat oil and butter. Add chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir to toast. Add flour and stir a couple of minutes. Add beans. Mash them a little. Add water and boullion powder. Heat, stirring, until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cooked cubed chicken, if you are NOT A VEGETARIAN.
Writing prompt: Pick a character you’ve written but don’t know very well and need to. What does your character like to eat on a cold snowy day?