nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 219
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 250 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 4 g

Poblano White Chili

Poblano White Chili

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

This quick chili gets its tang from goat cheese, lime juice, and poblanos.
  • 3 cups cooked white beans or 2 15.5-oz. cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 recipe Rajas
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • 3 oz. fresh goat cheese
  • ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds

1. Bring beans, Rajas, broth, oregano, and cumin to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook 2 minutes more.

2. Warm milk in separate saucepan. Add goat cheese, and stir until smooth. Serve chili garnished with goat cheese sauce, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro.

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The whole family loved this! We didn't have any goat cheese, so we used sour cream, which was a nice substitution. Looking forward to trying the sauce with goat cheese next time.

tina - 2015-01-16 02:32:13

absolutely divine!

Dana Lee - 2014-06-08 05:56:42

Is there a substitute for the goat cheese? I don't care for goat cheese or Feta. Or better yet, a vegan alternative?

Judy - 2013-02-02 16:26:17

Substitute for goat cheese?

Dennis - 2013-02-02 16:19:23

Great, but the pumpkin seeds didn't add anything (other than a choking hazard).

kate - 2012-11-02 16:40:36

I made this & didn't change a thing (which is unusual) & it was fabulous! I also made a loaf of masa bread to go with it. It will definitely become one of my staples. Perhaps not for a weeknight though. The rajas take a while to prepare, especially if you roast 6 of them.

S. - 2012-10-30 22:59:18

Very good! Sometimes I just through the Rajas ingredients in with the chili- just as tasty!

Elizabeth Madden - 2012-06-20 15:00:09

everything works together perfectly! new favorite comfort food.

Jen - 2011-03-07 16:01:32

This is so DELICIOUS!

Marisa - 2011-02-15 16:02:55

So delicious! I loved the goat cheese sauce and the toasted pumpkin seeds on top!!

Syd - 2011-02-13 22:07:55

Well, I see poblano in the name and the comments but not in the recipe or directions. What am I missing??

duane - 2011-02-01 07:02:06

I made this for dinner last night and it was AMAZING! Great recipe!

Samantha - 2011-01-07 15:35:40

You can sub a regular green bell pepper for the poblano, but you will lose the unique flavor profile the poblano delivers. If using a bell pepper add a small amount of minced jalapeno (with no seeds or white parts). This will give you lots of flavor without the heat.

Joseph Stamps - 2010-12-28 06:46:45

Hi Wendy, Rajas are roasted chili strips spiced with onion and other seasonings. You can find the recipe for rajas here: The serving size is one cup. Enjoy!

Anthony Howard, VT Intern - 2010-11-04 12:58:50

What is rajas? What is the recipe amount? Can anything be substituted for it? Substitute for poblano?

Wendy - 2010-11-03 11:21:34