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Saturday, November 27, 2010

SPARTAN (Green & White) Chili ....Go State!

Fists are pumpin'...mouths are wootin'...legs are dancin'...roofs are raisin'...

My boys are Big Ten Champs!!  Go Spartans!!  Okay, we're tied for first, but I'll take it.  This chili is perfect for a game day.  We warmed up with a bowl while tailgating...and refueled with a bowl during half time.  There's nothing a little GREEN and WHITE can't fix.  Not today, at least. 

I started by soaking Great Northern Beans overnight and then cooking them until tender.  I also made a turkey stock with turkey carcass, neck, and a few extra veggies and aromatics (carrot, onion, celery, parsley, bay, cloves, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns).  If you don't have any turkey stock and don't feel like making any, feel free to use chicken stock or broth.  Oh, and of course you could use canned beans, if you wished, as well.
Green & White Chili
MSU Spartans Chili
Big Ten '10 Champs Chili
makes a big ol' batch (~1 - 1½ gallons)

olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
8 cloves garlic, peel & smash
2 poblano chiles (roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded), chopped
2 Tbs. Hatch chile powder (or another green chile powder)
1 gallon turkey stock
3 c. cooked Great Northern Beans (or another white bean)
2½ c. cooked white hominy
4 c. cooked, pulled turkey (or chicken)
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

sour cream
avocado, diced
cilantro, chopped
pepperjack cheese, shredded
fried tortilla strips

Heat a couple of glugs of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add onion, green pepper, garlic, and poblanos.  Cook until the onions become translucent, stirring from time to time.  Add hatch chile powder, stirring, for ~30 seconds then add salsa verde. Let it bubble away for a few minutes, then add in turkey stock and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.  Add beans, hominy, and turkey meat to pot.  Season with a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.  Partially cover and simmer gently for ~20 minutes.
Serve topped with any or all of the garnishes.

Keeps well in a warm crockpot all day long.  Tastes even better after sitting (in the refrigerator) overnight and then re-heated!  

Go Green!  Go White!

*This post is linked to:
SouperSundays tailgatingtime

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  1. Yeah for the team and your boys! The chili looks great too!

  2. Peppercorns!!! Shoot....hold on, my stock is simmering away and it needs peppercorns...thanks for the reminder.

    Whew...Ok....ya, this soup is some seriously good looking stuff! I'm bookmarking it for later...well, sooner than later, just not right now.

    I think I need some wine. Cheers!

  3. Looks delicious and a creative use of school colors. Delicious!

  4. That looks so great, especially the addition of the avocado on top. Can't beat that!

  5. This sounds right up my chili loving alley!

  6. I am sooo tempted to turn tomorrow's turkey kale soup into this!

  7. girl, great minds think alike! i just posted a white chili too! i LOVE the avocado in there, this looks just soul warming.

  8. oh, this looks so yummy! I have been craving avocado lately but they always look crappy when I see them in the grocery store.

  9. Hope your team wins! You are very creative here, I like the crockpot idea on this one.

  10. what a yummy dish.... love it....

  11. Que plato tan interesante, me gusta.


  12. Congrats on the Big Ten! This chili looks like the perfect way to celebrate. ;-)

    Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays.

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  14. Love this recipe. Sounds wonderful. I'm such a Soupie! I'm cooking my turkey today, will make stock over the next couple of days and will be making a variation of this soup soon. Love the avocados.

  15. This. Looks. Wonderful! Yummy.

    I wish your team a lot of success. =)

  16. Another delicious recipe, Heather, and it's the best use of turkey I've seen. Love the avocado garnish.

  17. This chili doesn't look "spartan" at all. It's rich and luscious, a wealth of ingredients. ;)

    Ohhhhh. Spartan! Congrats on the conference championship.


    As for the chili - YUM YUM YUM!! Thanks for linking it to tailgating time. I'm adding it to my menu for this week!

  19. Hooray for your team! I'll root for yours, because mine is useless this year! The recipe for the green sounds awesome.

  20. You are always so festive heather and I swear only you could make football seem the least bit appealing to me. This chili looks deeelicious.

  21. are awesome..I never ever knew of green chili. This looks amazing.I am planning on making this pronto :)

  22. This soup looks but....


    You cannot expect an Ohio girl not love her buckeyes :) While I'm not happy you are a Michigan fan I'm just glad it's not maize and blue...

  23. Yeah! Go State! I have green and white blood running through my veins. (born in Lansing when my dda was going to Michigan State! Not U of M or Ohio Stae, go Spartans!

    Great dish here! I will amke it soon! Thanks for linking it to Taailgating Time!

  24. I might be persuaded to become a football fan if I could have some of this chili!

  25. Go Buckeyes! LOL! The chili looks delicious even though you named it after the Spartans ;-)

  26. Yum! This looks so fresh and delicious. The chunks of avocado and homemade stock have my mouth watering. I can even say rah, rah State! long as they're not playing Michigan :)

    Thanks for sharing...another lovely recipe - as usual.

  27. Duh - I'm click happy today. That "Anonymous post above is from me :)

  28. Okay ME, thanks! :) LOL...ha ha ha ha...still confused :/