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                         Neiman Marcus Chili Blanco
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican                          Chili
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      pound         Dried great northen beans
    2      pounds        Chicken breast
    1      tablespoon    Olive oil
    2                    Medium onions -- chopped
    4                    Garlic cloves -- chopped
    2      cans          Mild green chilies 4 oz
    2      teaspoons     Ground cumin
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Dried oregano -- crumbled
      1/4  teaspoon      Cayenne pepper
    6      cups          Chicken broth
    3      cups          Montery Jack cheese -- grated
                         Sour Cream
                         Fresh cilantro -- chopped
 Rinse and pick over beans; place in heavy large pot.
 Add enough cold water to cover by at least 3 inches; soak overnight.
   Place chicken in large heavy saucepan. If time permits add cut up onions,
 celery, carrots, salt and pepper for flavor. Add cold water to cover and bring
 to simmer. Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes.
 Drain and cool. Remove skin. Cut chicken into cubes.
  Drain beans. Heat oil in soame pot over medium heat.
 Add onions and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic,then
chilies, cumin, oregano, cloves and cayenne and saute 2 minutes. Add beans and
stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are verry tender,
stirring occasionaly, about 2 hours. Beans and chicken can be prepared 1 day
ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
   Bring chili bean mixture to simmer before continuing with recipe. Add chicken
 and 1 c. cheese to chili and stir until cheese melts. Season to tast with salt
 and pepper.
   Pour cheese into large tureen. Place remaining cheese, sour cream, salsa and
 cilanro in small bowls around the tureen so that gust can add whatever
 toppings they want to there chili. makes 8 servings.
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