Quick and Easy White Chili


I've used this white bean and pork chili recipe for several years, but I change it a bit each time depending on what I have in the pantry and freezer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté until onions are transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chiles, cumin, and oregano; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth, cooked pork, and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in Monterey Jack until melted.


You can use ground chicken instead of pork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
25g Fat
16g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 898mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 270mg 21%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 580mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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