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Quick and Easy Southwestern White Bean Chili

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Your whole family will love this Southwestern White Bean Chili! It is a quick and easy recipe that works for a weeknight meal or for Sunday dinner.

Your whole family will love this Southwestern White Bean Chili! It is a quick and easy recipe that works for a weeknight meal or for Sunday dinner.

This Southwestern White Bean Chili is brought to you in partnership with Randall Beans.

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In the spirit of the big game, I wanted to share this Southwestern White Bean Chili recipe that Randall Beans asked me to create. It has everything you love about traditional chili - beef, thick tomato base full of flavor, and filling beans... as well as a few special ingredients: corn, jalapeños, and bell peppers. All these special ingredients kick up the flavor of this quick and easy chili recipe.

All the flavors meld together while this chili cooks and together they make the ultimate comfort food. Top a bowl of Southwestern White Bean Chili with your favorite chili add-ons: a dollop of sour cream and cheese, or in the spirit of the Southwest, add some avocado and cilantro.

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Related recipe: Slow Cooker Cassoulet

I am actually writing up this post as we stay home for the Superbowl - womp womp. We were supposed to go to Aldo's cousin's house, but everyone there came down with the stomach flu so we ended up staying home. It's OK though, since we have delicious chili, loaded guacamole, honey garlic chicken wings, lots of drinks, and our lovely cats. Besides, I am only in it for the snacks and the halftime show, so I am not too opposed to not having to drive home at night. 😉

Southwestern white bean chili

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Southwestern White Bean Chili

Your whole family will love this Southwestern White Bean Chili! It is a quick and easy chili recipe that works for a weeknight meal or for Sunday dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Servings: 6
Author: Kate


  • 1 small red onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , seeds and pith removed, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 lb ground beef (90-93% lean is best!)
  • 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 red bell pepper , seeds removed and diced
  • 1 15-oz can white beans (such as Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can whole corn kernels , drained and rinsed
  • Salt to taste (about 1 ½ teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves , chopped
  • Optional garnishes: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado


  • Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the diced red onion, minced garlic, and diced jalapeño, and saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the chili powder and oregano, and stir well. Stir in the ground beef and cook over high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Add the diced tomatoes and water, and bring to a boil. Add the diced bell pepper, beans, and corn; and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chili has thickened to your liking. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro leaves. 
  • Ladle into bowls, and top with your favorite chili garnishes. 


Nutrition Facts
Southwestern White Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1457IU29%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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