It's a White Chili Kind of Day

@BelleStarr (32085)
Portland, Connecticut
March 4, 2017 1:44pm CST
Well not really, but I wanted to try a new recipe. I put this white chili into my slow cooker early this morning and now it is ready to eat. I thought it had a little too much acidity and I added some honey, perfection. I check the Internet to see if this was weird but evidently, it isn't. I could find many recipes with honey added. It added just a little touch of sweetness that made it taste excellent. It was made with chicken and two kinds of beans including black. Have you ever added honey to chili?
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@Happy2BeMe (69867)
• Canada
4 Mar
I never have but I think it would good. I must remember that the next time I make chili.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
Sue Bee the honey company has a whole bunch of ideas, I didn't get my recipe there but it is where I looked to see if honey in chili was weird.
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@Happy2BeMe (69867)
• Canada
4 Mar
@BelleStarr I will have to check it out.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
No I haven't but this certainly looks yummy. I don't think Australians use beans to the same extent that Americans do. Certainly we never had them as children and Vin and I con't have them now. It's hard to get away from your 'normal' foods sometimes but we should try them. I know they are good for you.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
My mother always made baked beans and bean and ham soup and my mother-in-law taught me to make lentil soup so I am just expanding my repertoire a little.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
@BelleStarr We have pea and ham soup but haven't tried bean and ham. It's good you're expanding your repertoire.
@snowy22315 (34348)
• United States
5 Mar
Beans are good for you..and cheap as well.
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@Juliaacv (23270)
• Canada
4 Mar
I have not ever heard of white chili, what kind of meat are you using in this recipe? I have certainly not heard of adding honey either, but it would depend on the rest of the recipe, you're a great cook, so I doubt that you'd put something together that didn't make any sense.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
The white part is chicken. The honey added a smoothness and took the acidity of the tomatoes out. Thank you for the wonderful compliment, my mother was a great cook so I always judge myself against her and come up a bit short lol
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@Juliaacv (23270)
• Canada
5 Mar
@BelleStarr That sounds delicious. I think that you must have really watched your mother and picked up a lot of her talent. We just got home from dinner out, we ate a very fancy steak house.......and now we are both stuffed!
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
@Juliaacv Tonight we ate out too at one of our favorite Italian restaurants, chicken marsala. A fancy steak house is always a treat.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
4 Mar
No, never. Looks good! I have added honey to other things, however.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
It just tasted like it needed something and I took a guess and it was a good guess lol
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
4 Mar
@BelleStarr A good guess is a lucky guess.
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@Asylum (47312)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar
The term White Chili really stumped me and I had to look it up to confirm that ordinary chilis were used.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
lol The white part is chicken instead of beef. It was quite yummy.
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@Asylum (47312)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar
@BelleStarr It was still enough to confuse me.
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@EddieHands (33086)
• United States
4 Mar
Yum looks tasty! I want to bite it
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
I am sending you a virtual bowl!! lol
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@EddieHands (33086)
• United States
4 Mar
@BelleStarr meow thank you! the cat is hungry
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• United States
4 Mar
actually no, I would have to taste it first to see if I like it that way or not, never had sweet chili, we don't each much of the black beans.. it does look good.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
It isn't sweet, it just took the acid out of the tomatoes. I don't eat a lot of black beans either but this was good.
@Hate2Iron (7345)
• Canada
4 Mar
No, but I can see how it could improve the flavor. Most chili's could use a little sweetening!!
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
It was the perfect touch, I really loved it but I just wanted to know if I had invented something rare and no, I didn't lol.
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@maezee (27851)
• United States
4 Mar
Looks delicious! Ive never done honey in mine but probably because I always like it super spicy. Enjoy!!
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
Thanks, I enjoyed a nice bowl and it is rather mild since my hubs doesn't like spicy. The honey wouldn't affect the spiciness I don't think yes the acid from the tomatoes.
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@Gillygirl (15290)
• Sutton, England
4 Mar
I haven't done so but the combination of chicken , two types of beans and honey sounds scrummy.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
There is stewed tomatoes and onions too and seasoning but yes, it was very delicious.
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@Gillygirl (15290)
• Sutton, England
4 Mar
@celticeagle (114492)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Mar
No, I haven't. I do try honey in everything though. It is good stuff.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
Yes and I even used local honey to help with my allergies.
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@celticeagle (114492)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Mar
@BelleStarr ......Oh, that is good.
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@amadeo (48042)
• United States
4 Mar
we have not.But heard that some do.I thing that the honey will make it too sweet for me.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
I did not put enough to make it sweet, just a tablespoon or so but it made it much less acidic and smoother.
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
4 Mar
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
5 Mar
I hate kidney beans in chilli.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
No kidney beans in this version, great northern and black beans.
@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
5 Mar
The oddest thing I remember putting in chili was peanut butter......never tried honey
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
Well now you have something else to try lol
• Austin, Texas
5 Mar
Never added honey to chili. It was hard enough getting my family to try white chili. It got mixed reviews. I liked it!
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
It made it smoother, my husband isn't a chili fan and he liked it very well.
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@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
4 Mar
Us, Pilipinos would love that, for always have this sweet thing on almost everything and i might put some ;)
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
It did make it have such a good taste, it was a good addition.
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@jstory07 (57928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Mar
Your cili looks very good. I hope it tasted as good as it looks.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
It did taste very goo.
@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
4 Mar
I have never made chili, but the the honey does sound like a great idea to lessen the acidity.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
It made it extra special and both of us liked it very well.
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@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
4 Mar
Never tried it but I love chili so I will try it next time.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
I hope that you end up liking it.
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• Rochester, New York
4 Mar
No honey, but my mum used to add grape jelly to it. She said that it's something her mum used to do.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
My guess is that it had the same effect as the honey, making it less acid and just a little sweet.