Popa's Simple White Chili


A simple version of white chili that can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. This is our go-to chili for those chilly winter days. Cook on Low in a slow cooker for 4 hours if preferred. Serve with garlic cheese bread. Enjoy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey

  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium chicken base (such as Better Than Bouillon®)

  • 3 cups boiling water

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained

  • 1 (28 ounce) can green enchilada sauce

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles, undrained

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1 onion, diced


  1. Crumble ground turkey into a Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir until turkey is browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.

  2. Stir chicken base and boiling water together in a bowl until base is dissolved; pour over cooked ground turkey. Add Great Northern beans, enchilada sauce, green chiles, chopped onion, granulated garlic, cumin, and oregano; stir well. Simmer until flavors have blended, about 1 hour. Spoon chili into bowls.

  3. Combine cilantro and diced onion in a bowl; sprinkle over chili for serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
7g Fat
36g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 877mg 19%

* 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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