Steak and White Bean Chili

Steak and White Bean Chili

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This is a sweet, excellent chili with a nice creamy flavor and hearty steak bites to fill you up on a cold or rainy day!


0.5 lb dry navy beans.
1 cup chickpeas; (drained)
1 cup kidney beans; (drained)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large sweet yellow onions; chopped
0.5 large jalapeno; chopped
1 tablespoon garlic (fresh or out of a jar); chopped
2 lbs quality Steak; (sliced and cubed to bite sized), (up to 3)
1 tablespoon Season Salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 Bay leaf
3 tablespoons cornmeal
4 cups Chicken broth
1 24-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 8-oz can diced green chiles
0.25 cup fresh cilantro stems; finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
0.25 cup fresh cilantro leaves; chopped
1 cup Extra Sharp Cheddar; Shredded (Optional at serving
1 cup Sour Cream; (Optional at serving time)
1 cup Green Onions; chopped (Optional at serving time)

Original recipe makes 6



Rinse the navy beans then place them in a small pot with ample water to boil them for an hour, stiring them occasionally. Drain and place 2 cups of them off to the side and as they get added at the end.

In a frying pan, heat the oil. Once the oil is about med hot, drop in the chopped onion, garlic and Jalapeno. Cook until the onions start to brown. This should take about 4-5 minutes. Add the steak, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and bay leaf and cook. Feel free to add a little salt or pepper if you like at this point to taste. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the beef is cooked to your liking. Add the corn meal and cook another couple minutes. Now transfer to a stock pot, add the chicken broth, canned tomatoes, canned chiles, and cilantro stems. Stir and bring to boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cook uncovered for at least 30 minutes, stirring as necessary. Add all the beans, add the heavy cream and cilantro leaves and cook for at least 10 minutes.

At serving time optionally top with some cheese and sour cream or chopped green onions.

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Steak and White Bean Chili

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I'm pretty sure the calorie count isn't accurate. At least I hope not!
Jward1124 4y ago

Was very good. My wife used some tortilla chips in hers.
Zbestfam 5y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
Jefflundstrom 6y ago

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