Chili Verde


So I was amazed that I found a chili that I actually liked and had to share it with you ASAP.  I have always wanted to like beans, I’ve TRIED to like beans, but sometimes I just can’t get past the texture.  It is generally too mushy or mealy for me, especially kidney beans.  I really don’t mind the taste, but I hate the mushiness inside the skin of most beans. Kidney beans also look like ugly bugs to me for some reason.  I’ve just always had issues with them.  Everyone seems to think this is irrational but I think it’s totally reasonable and makes sense.  So needless to say, I was excited to be introduced to Chili Verde where I didn’t have to look at or taste a single kidney bean.

When it’s super cold outside as it has been here lately (highs in the 30’s some days already!), one thing that will always warm you up is a hot bowl of chili, especially when it has a nice little kick to it.  This chili is so delicious and unique and a bowl of this chili goodness on a cold blustery day will warm you up faster than a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire.

Definitely put this on your dinner list.  It takes hardly any time at all to make.  This would be perfect with some cornbread…mmmmm.

Chili Verde made with green chilis and great northern beans.  Great to warm up on a cold day!


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
1-4.5 ounce can chopped green chilies
4 pickled jalapeno rings, minced
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 can northern beans, drained and rinsed (or any white bean will do)
2 cups chicken broth
dash oregano
salt & pepper
green Tabasco sauce, to taste
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1/4 cup milk


In a large pot, saute onion in oil on medium low heat until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cumin, and stir until fragrant, ~1 minute.

Add all ingredients from green chilies to Tabasco sauce into the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir cornmeal and milk together, add to pot and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

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20 Responses to “Chili Verde”

  1. November 8, 2012 at 11:01 PM #

    Ashley, I love your take on the chili — the color is so unexpected but I love the ingredients and flavors you mixed together! Love the beans you used!

    • November 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM #

      Yeah I had never heard of green chili before but I was looking for something that didn’t have any red beans in it! Thanks for commenting, Danny 🙂

  2. November 9, 2012 at 7:22 AM #

    i LOVE chili verde! there is a place in santa fe that has such a good version. i’ve never made it at home, but now i think i’ll try! 🙂

    • November 9, 2012 at 1:05 PM #

      I couldn’t believe how easy it was! Definitely give it a try!

  3. November 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM #

    Your green chili looks amazing! Love using green tabasco sauce!

    • November 9, 2012 at 1:05 PM #

      Thanks, Christin! It was really delicious!

  4. November 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM #

    Oh man this looks great! I could see this as a warm lunch with some cornbread 🙂

    • November 9, 2012 at 3:04 PM #

      It is perfect with cornbread 🙂

  5. November 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM #

    YUM! This looks so warm and satisfying, perfect for the season. I am picky when it comes to chili verde, but I will definitely give this recipe a try because it looks THAT good.

    • November 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM #

      Thanks, Christina! Even if you’re picky I think you will really like this version 🙂

  6. November 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM #

    I love beans now, but for so long I didn’t, so I understand! I’ve never had chili verde, but it looks delicious!

    • November 10, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

      I’m glad someone understands my bean phobia 🙂

  7. November 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM #

    Oh, I like this recipe very much and it is one I will definitely make!

    • November 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM #

      Thanks, Tonette! It’s so easy, you’ll love it 🙂

  8. November 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM #

    I just had my dinner, but I would have a bowl of that chili verde. Delicious! 🙂

    • November 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM #

      Thanks, Marina!

  9. November 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM #

    mmm! I’ve never made my own chili verde before! Even though it’s unseasonably warm here today, I could absolutely go for a big bowl for dinner tonight Ashley!! 🙂

    • November 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM #

      Here too! Near record temperatures! Gotta love it…

  10. Nick
    March 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM #

    I think Micah and I are going to try this for a starter for easter tomorrow. Anything you would recommend as a main dish to compliment?

    • March 31, 2013 at 8:52 PM #

      I made it with homemade empanadas! Sorry, I’m just seeing this comment now so I’m too late for Easter 🙁

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