White Bean Beer Chili
Food and Drink

Reprinted with permission from Cooking with Beer and Bourbon by Hunter Reed, © 2023 by Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc.; Photo credit: © G&R Publishing DBA CQ Products

White Bean Beer Chili

"That hint of malted barley and hops amid the onions and jalapenos adds to the lighter taste of turkey. But the heat remains."

Serves: 8


1 pound ground turkey

1 white onion, chopped

3 jalapeños, diced

1 12-ounce bottle pilsner

2 cups chicken broth

4 15-ounce cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon chipotle powder

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon oregano

1 cup sour cream

salt and pepper, to taste


for toppings:

shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro

Add the ground turkey to a large pot over medium heat, breaking into small pieces while cooking. Add the onion and jalapeños. Cook until softened.

Add the pilsner and chicken broth, scraping to deglaze the pan. Add the beans, garlic powder, paprika, chipotle powder, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in the sour cream, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Ladle into bowls and top with shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro.