Saturday, April 12, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Tamara Hoffa

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let's get cookin'!

It's finally the weekend and I'm so happy you could join us!! Today, we have two Secret Cravings Authors. First up, Tamara Hoffa, author of the Circle R Ranch Series has stopped by with this amazing chili recipe. Check it out!

White Chicken Chili:


2 cups diced green peppers
2 cups diced onions
2 cups diced celery
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 pound chicken breast, cooked and diced
8 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 (7-ounce) can chopped green chilies
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Chili powder
4 cans white beans
1/2 cup heavy cream
16 ounces sour cream


Saute onion, pepper, celery, and garlic in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. In a large stockpot add chicken, broth, bay leaf, chiles, oregano, cumin, basil, Old Bay, Cajun seasoning, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add the drained beans and heavy cream and simmer for 1 hour, or until the beans are tender. Garnish soup with sour cream.

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To check out more about Tamara Hoffa, head on over to the SSLY Blog :)

Thanks so much, Tamara! I've never tried white chicken chili and this will be my first attempt.

Have a great weekend, everyone!!


Dilys J Carnie said...

Great recipe, thank you for sharing!

V.L. Locey said...

Wow, that sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

I hope you like it Madison, I LOVE it! I have problems with red sauce and my stomach, so this satisfies my chilli cravings without any tummy troubles :)