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Make this White Chili recipe right in your crock pot or slow cooker for a lighter twist. Top it with sour cream, cilantro, Monterey Jack cheese and a little squeeze of lime. It's perfect any time of year.
Fall is finally here and in the South it's starting to get a little cooler at night. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It's time for back to school, football games and putting my crockpot to use more than ever! This time of year is perfect for cooking with a slow cooker because life is crazy! It's school, work, homework, soccer, and basketball practice, committee meetings and more here at Wilson House.
We have a few dinners that are staples in our house when we need something fast and I've not planned ahead, which happens at least once a week! Sometimes we grab a rotisserie chicken and a salad but my recent go to is a Smithfield Marinated Fresh tenderloin with mashed potatoes from the produce section and a veggie or salad. It seriously does not get any easier than this folks!
Just cut open the package and put it in a baking dish for 30-45 minutes and you are done because they've done all the hard work for you! Dump that bagged salad in a bowl, microwave those mashed potatoes and you have a real meal. Early this morning I had to run to Kroger and hit the Pharmacy so I had time to grab something for my crockpot. The best thing about this crock pot White Chili recipe is that I could use any flavor of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork my Kroger had in stock. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork comes in Roasted Garlic and Herb, Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper, Southwest Style Peppercorn, Slow Smoked Mesquite. It's also available in Sweet Teriyaki which I would not recommend for this White Chili recipe, but it's great on it's own or as a slider with roasted pineapple salsa. It has a much better flavor than a plain pork roast that's soaked in a bottle of salad dressing all day which is the way we used to make ours.
My crock pot White Chili is made with roasted green chilies, great northern beans, fragrant garlic, and warm spices like cumin and cayenne pepper. You can also make it on the stove top with leftover Smithfield Marinated Pork Tenderloins that you roasted, sauteéd, or grilled from the night before if you want. It's totally flexible which is what's needed this time of year.
When my husband first tried this crock pot White Chili he begged me to make it again for the football game on the weekend when his buddies come over to hang. I obliged and put out some fresh cilantro, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and corn chips to top it with. The guys loved it and little did they know just how easy it was. It's not quite as heavy as a tomato based chili recipe and it can be a little less spicy depending on how much cayenne you use.
- 2 Smithfield Marinated Pork Tenderloins in your choice of flavor. I used Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper
- 1 48 oz. box of low sodium chicken stock
- 3 cans of Great Northern Beans drained
- 2 4 oz. cans diced green chilies
- 1 1/4 or one large diced onion
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 3 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper depending on your heat tolerance
- 1/8 tsp. or a pinch of ground cloves
- 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese plus extra for topping
- Chopped Cilantro
- Sour Cream
- Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
- Corn Chips
- Remove pork tenderloins from the packaging and place on a solid surface cutting board to prevent contamination.
- Dice pork loins into 1" pieces and place into the bottom of your crock pot.
- Pour in chicken stock, green chilies, onion, and garlic.
- Drain beans and place them in the slow cooker.
- Stir in cumin, ground cloves, cayenne pepper and oregano.
In addition to this great crock pot White Chili recipe, you can find visit Smithfield for more #RealFlavorRealFast recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Just head to Kroger to buy your favorite flavor and try any of them this week and be sure to leave me a comment and answer one of these questions, I'm dying to know! What Real Fast recipe would you like to try first?