This was a different chili for me. It almost didn't even seem like chili. The apple really does disappear, I wouldn't know it was apple if I hadn't put it in there myself. Though it added a sweetness that was quite delicious. It was quite thick, which is how I like chili or soup to be. It was also pretty mild, so if you like a kick, add some more spices or hot sauce. I thought it was very good just the way it was. The flavors were wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed this chili.
White Bean & Apple Chili
Recipe adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking
2 cans of white beans, drained and rinsed (I used great northern)
1 onion, chopped
2 apples, cut in chunks, no need to peel
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. butter or Earth balance
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground thyme
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper (I don't really measure)
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt, dairy free if desired
Put butter into a large crock pot. Dump in the beans, onion and apple. Add the spices and pour in the broth. Stir in the yogurt. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 - 5 hours.
Total calories = 1325 calories
6 servings = 221 calories per serving
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com. Some numbers are rounded or approximate.