Side Orders: To thicken white chili, mash some of the beans

Slow Cooker White Chili

It's always nice to have good friends who are great cooks, and I'm fortunate that I can count Sandy Kitkus among mine. She just has a knack for knowing what's good - and then knows just what to do to make a recipe better. Case in point: her white chili.

Most white chili I've had is more like soup, not as thick as chili should be. But Sandy's white chili is different. It's a recipe she's been playing around with for several years. The first time I had it, I knew it was the best I'd ever had. And that was back in the original version days. This time, I think she's got a winner.