White Bean Chicken Chili

Here is a all time soup to warm your heart with each sip.It’s tasty and slightly spicy on the pallet.This soup is called “White Bean Chicken Chili.My inspiration for the soup was a sandwich oddly enough.I have had a chicken sandwich that was slathered with a white bean mayo and topped with bed tomatoes.When I first saw it I thought it looked gross but when I tasted it I was like Oh wow this could work.I didn’t think then I would put a twist to it Ta Dow here it is. For some time I wanted to make a white bean soup ,chili or chowder. This chili is the bomb and  tastes excellent that’s just my opinion.I’d like for you to let me know how you like it.

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Ingredients:

1 chicken breast-cooked & diced

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 medium onion-chopped

2 medium garlic cloves-minced

1 medium jalapeno pepper-minced

1 small serrano pepper-minced

1/4 cup diced tomatoes

2 cups chicken broth

1 can canellini beans or any white beans of your choice -Drained

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp dried or fresh cilantro or parsley

1/2 tsp dried or fresh thyme

1 tsp dried or fresh oregano

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/8 cayenne pepper

Directions:

1.In a saute skillet heat  olive oil over medium high heat.

2.  Add onions, garlic and jalapeno and saute for about or  until softened.

3 .Add in  cumin,  oregano and thyme . 

4. Add in the tomatoes to onion,garlic and spice mixture . Add  in the chicken and corn and stir.

5. Add in the chicken broth and stir in  the beans. Reduce the heat and cover.Let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

6.Add in the Goya Sazon ,cayenne powder ,salt and pepper. Now stir and place the cover back on .Turn up the heat and cook for 5-10 minutes.

7. Transfer to  a nice bowl and serve with cornbread,baked tortillas or in a bread bowl.

Top with cheese of your choice and I hope you enjoy this autumn delight!!!!

Easy Rustic Sweet Bean Pie

The History and my experience with bean pie

This dessert is known to be apart of the African American and Muslim culture in my research its also found in the southern states.It’s an dessert with a deep culture .This is all I know about this type of pie.This history is not huge over the internet but I know different cultures have own bean desserts.

Bean pie, Bean Pie Oh what a memory .I remember as a kid eating bean pie to be truthful wasn’t my favorite but I loved sweet  baked  goodies like cakes,cookies, pies and etc.Now that I am older I have teetered tottered with the idea for a while so now I finally made it happen.This my first homemade bean pie and I tell you it is really good .It really doesn’t taste like it has beans in it and its has a nice sweetness with spices that comes through beautifully.I like it I hope you’d like it.

 

Mis En Place:

 

1 15oz can of Navy beans-Drained and Rinsed

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs – room temp

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup of milk, half/half or evaporated milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 unbaked pie shell

 

 

Directions:

1.Set the oven to 350 degrees

2.Puree the beans  in a blender,food processor or with an immersion blender.Now add in the sugar,eggs ,vanilla ,spices milk and with a hand mixer on low speed mix together until fully incorporated.

3.Now pour mixture into pie shell.

4.Place into the oven for 45 mins or until a tooth pick comes clean.

5.When done put pie onto a wire rack to cool for about 30 mins-1 hr.

6 Now you can plate and serve with some whipped cream.