White Bean Green Chili

I live in the Southwest so I really (really) like Mexican food. This recipe uses white beans which can be homemade or canned and green chiles which can be canned or bought fresh and roasted, peeled and diced.

For simplicity, I used canned beans and canned green chiles.  But it is easy enough to make your own beans in the Instant Pot and roast your own chiles.

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Here’s a link to an Instant Pot  if you don’t already own one. I use mine a LOT, and although I didn’t need it for this recipe, I do use it for cooking rice and white beans.

Here’s a link for cooking beans in an Instant Pot.

Here’s a link for cooking rice in the Instant Pot. 

And here’s a link on how to roast, peel and dice green chiles.

I am still deciding if chiles work for my body or not,….they may not but I really (really) don’t want to give them up so I will keep testing them until I am sure (very sure) that they do or don’t work for me.

I hope you like this recipe!!  🙂


White Bean Green Chili

A super quick to put together white bean chili! YUM!
Course Legumes, Main Course
Appliances Stove
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 2 15 oz cans white beans (I used Great Northern)
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chile (I used mild chiles)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • dash pepper optional
  • cooked brown rice optional, but tasty


  1. Put the onion and garlic into a pot with about 1/4 cup of water and saute on medium heat on the stove until tender.

  2. While the onion and garlic are cooking, put the beans into a strainer and rinse. Put about 1/4 of the beans onto a plate and mash them some with a potato masher.
  3. When the onion and garlic are cooked, add the remaining ingredients except for the rice. Cover and simmer until heated through.
  4. Add a heaping spoonful of love and serve over rice if desired.

Recipe Notes

You can use homemade white beans instead of canned if desired. Use 3 - 4 cups of cooked beans instead. You can use a hotter green chile if you prefer.