Don't worry, it's still delicious. Though I can't say if it's better or worse than the original, I can say that this is a spicy, tangy and perfectly creamy bowl of chili. It's not so heavy that one bowl makes you feel like you ingested an anvil, but it definitely sticks to your ribs.
The best part is that it comes together in about thirty minutes. You could definitely make this with dried beans, but canned beans work fine, especially when one is chomping at the bit from hunger.
However, my favorite part about this chili is its smell - completely different than that of typical chili, it has a lime infused, almost baja-esque scent that is much different than its Texas counterpart. Since I adore that scent, this will definitely become a staple recipe in my household.
Vegan white chili
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup (non-dairy) cream
- 2 15oz cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup hominy (or white kernel corn)
- 2 4oz cans Hatch green chilies
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 1 cove garlic, minced
- Zest of 1 lime & juice of half
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- Tiny pinch of grated nutmeg (optional, but I add it to creamy dishes)
- Sea salt, to taste
- Saute aromatics in olive oil until translucent. Add remaining ingredients (aside from cream) and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove soup from heat and stir in cream and nutmeg. Serve immediately, preferably with tortilla chips.