This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!
Canned white beans and cooked chicken meat are incorporated in chicken stock with tomatillos, green chilies, chopped tomatoes and fresh corn kernels in this chili seasoned with cumin, coriander and oregano.
Tri-tip is a California central coast specialty, claimed to have been first introduced in the Santa Maria area. This recipe adds dill, sage, and rosemary to the basic Santa Maria recipe. Tri tip is a flavorful cut of meat that really shines when it is slow grill-roasted or smoked. Great with a green salad or layered onto French bread for a juicy beef sandwich.