Chile Verde, usually a slow-cooked stew of pork, jalapeños and tomatillos, becomes an easy weeknight meal with quick-cooking ground beef and store-bought green salsa. Make it a Meal: Serve with fresh cilantro, red onion and Monterey Jack. Add cornbread on the side and your favorite hot sauce.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook beef, bell pepper and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne; cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Stir in salsa (or sauce) and water; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

378.7 calories; protein 36.1g 72% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 7.5g; fat 12g 19% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; cholesterol 86.7mg 29% DV; vitamin a iu 1935.7IU 39% DV; vitamin c 57.4mg 96% DV; folate 74.8mcg 19% DV; calcium 79.9mg 8% DV; iron 5.1mg 28% DV; magnesium 59.7mg 21% DV; potassium 773.8mg 22% DV; sodium 681.7mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

Reviews (100)

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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
I have been making this recipe regularly for 6 years! It's easy delicious and healthy. I add a large diced zucchini to add some nutrition and volume - I love zucchini but even if you don't you can't taste it in this. I often use the mixture for tacos or as a dip with nacho chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2016
I'm not very experienced in the kitchen but this was easy to follow and quick to make with an outstanding result. I'm probably my toughest critic when it comes to testing the results of my dishes and I have to say I love love love this dish. The salsa is the key if you purchase a good brand that you've tried before you will have success. The only change I made was the cheese I had old cheddar on hand so I used that and it was stellar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2016
Delicious! Hearty and flavorful without being too heavy. Quick enough for a weeknight. This was a nice chili variation in that wasn't so tomato-y. I made a vegan version with Beyond Beef Crumbles. Aside from that followed the recipe exactly. Put some avocado slices on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2016
Delicious. Best chili recipe I've ever found. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2016
Has Some Kick! We made this chili yesterday for the football game. It was yummy. I added tomato paste and threw the whole chili into a crockpot. I used hot green salsa and added a bit more chili power. It had just enough umpth to it. I served it with cheese on top. What a great way to start the week. Pros: It has just enough umpth to it. Cons: Not enough beef! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2015
The best chili recipe This is my favorite chili recipe of all time. This is the taste I try to accomplish when I make chili without a recipe. Pros: delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2015
Tasty! I don't think I've ever made a beef chili with enchilada sauce or salsa. I used both btw as I happened to have half a jar of each opened from other recipes. I used a yellow bell instead of a red and topped off the bowls with a mix of onion jalapeno cilantro and lime. Everyone devoured it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2015
Good stuff! This was very quick very easy and tasty! Because we like a little more liquid in our chili I added a couple cups of water and a few beef bullion cubes it was perfect for us! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2015
Turkey Chili Verde was my Version Followed the recipe for the most part but substituted the beef for lean ground turkey as that's what I had. I added stewed tomatoes and 3/4 cup of water as I used both pinto and kidney beans... My teenage boys loved it and we stuffed with just one bowl which was surprising as teenage boys can eat.:) Pros: Simple and Healthy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2015
Easy Sneezy Love to experiment with different Frontera Grill salsas! Pros: Great flavor easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2014
Easy and Delicious From somewhere who is not experienced in the kitchen this recipe was super easy and delicious. It didn't require too many ingredients that I did not already own and was very quick. I followed someone else's review and used ground turkey and it came out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
delicious Surprisingly easy to make. And tastes very good. Let it set a day (if you can wait) to let the flavors grow stronger. The key is finding the right green salsa for your taste levels but that's easy enough to play around with Pros: easy tasty Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
Hearty This recipe had more meat beans and veggies than sauce so it was really satisfying. Easy to adjust the kick by varying the spice amounts. Pros: Easy to prepare lots of flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2014
My Husband loves this dish! This is one of those recipes you need to keep on hand for a filling and delicious meal that comes together quickly. My husband is Mexican and he loves this concoction! Pros: It is so easy to make. It has just the right mis of flavors. My husband and son loves this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2014
Love this! I love this recipe! It's cheap easy and healthy. It was way too spicy though so I'll be reducing the amount of spices next time. This will be a recurring meal for me. Pros: Filling makes a lot Cons: Spicy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2014
Not really a chili verde but quick and easy! This recipe came together so fast and was so easy to prepare. Although it's not a real chili verde (it's not even green by the time you're done) it really is a flavorful hearty chili. Great week night meal! Pros: Flavorful quick super easy Cons: Not chili verde Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
Quick Dinner One of my family favorites. It's been added to my rotation of recipes. I usually serve it with salad and gluten free corn bread muffins. Tip: Double the recipe because it will go fast but better yet makes for great leftovers. Pros: Easy to make and tastes great Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2013
All around this is a really great and simple way to get a hearty healthy meal. I used a really good quality salsa and it was pretty tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2013
Stupendous! Followed the recipe exactly except added a half a cup of Bush's black beans with the full can of Pinto Beans. OMG! Better double the recipe because after your family tastes this there will not be enough. 5 stars! Pros: Easy and very flavorable Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2013
Our go-to recipe easy and delicious! My husband and I love this recipe we top it with a little reduced fat Mexican cheese and avocado and add ghost pepper salsa for extra heat. It's so fast and easy is perfect for a weeknight dinner and is tasty left over as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2013
LOVES THIS! I loved the sweet and spiciness the green salsa gave this dish. We added some of the Trader Joe's tomato-less corn salsa for a little extra texture and flavor. AMAZING!! I will be making this again and again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2013
A recipe to keep in your file This is a great recipe. It's so easy to change and make it your own. For example I changed the amount of garlic to 3 cloves. I made it ahead of time and the flavors melded together beautifully. Did not have to spend time cooking when my guests arrived. Used Pace medium Salsa which is a perfect replacement for canned tomatoes that have a lot of sugar. Great for diabetics. Pros: Great make ahead meal. Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2013
A new go-to chili recipe! This was amazing! I've always used my mom's recipe but wanted to find one a bit thinner and with more diversity in flavor. This chili was perfect! I did make a few changes: ground turkey instead of beef added salt & pepper (to taste) and added about 2 tbsp of Ketchup to add some sweetness. Perfect! Pros: Delicious and easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2013
Green salsa made for a nice change from traditional chilli. Used 2 cans of kidney beans and added small can of organic tomato paste to thicken. (great idea shared by another member). Topped with a dollop of low-fat sour cream and shredded Monterey. Served with whole wheat saltine crackers Pros: Simple ingredients quick & easy to make can feed a few or many:-) Cons: There were NO leftovers for tomorrow's lunch! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2012
Delicious This is a fast easy yummy & different take on regular old chili. I can only find green salsa with medium heat so I omit the cayenne because we don't like food too spicy in our house. Serve over brown rice with some lowfat cheddar & sour cream and scallions. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2012
Yummy Totally hearty and delicious! As other reviewers wrote I added a bit of tomato paste and some corn. Also made it with lean ground turkey. I used that fontina brand green salsa. I'll make this again for sure. Pros: Fast easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Beef & Bean Chile Verde Great food to feed a lot of people serve with fresh bread or tortillas sprinkle with a mild cheese or sharp cheddar also great the next morning served with fried eggs. I always get many compliments when I serve this. Thanks Pros: Quick hearty very flavorful leftover freezes well. Cons: NONE Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2012
This is a good chili recipe considering the beef called for is very lean. Tried it the first few times following the recipe exactly - the final result - I reduced the cumin by 1/2 switched up red salsa for green ( green salsa has a little to much heat!) now its a weekly meal!!! Play around with different brand salsas you'll get a unique flavor from each one. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2012
I really liked this very satisfying. I ended up adding an extra can of beans (both kidney and pinto) plus some green pepper too. I used the World Table green salsa from Walmart. I split it up into 5 servings instead of 4 and it came out at 339 calories per serving (carefully weighing and measuring everything) but it tastes like more to me! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
This Chile Verde is easy delicous and fast to make. I've used both lean ground turkey and very lean ground beef. I uded the Frontera brand green salsa. I like this recipe so much I usually double it... Pros: Fast easy and low cal only 7 points for WW Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2012
So Easy So Good! I really liked this recipe. I did both kidney and pinto beans and added a can of diced tomatoes with out the broth. It was so easy and tasted delicious. Top with a little bit of cheese and plain yogurt for 'sour cream' and you've got a hearty healthy meal. Be careful if using fresh chili powder....may get extremely spicy!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2011
I don't get it... Sorry but we did not enjoy this at all. Next time i'll stick to my white chili recipe. WAYY too much cumin not enough spice why even suggest taco sauce? I think this would be much better with the enchilada sauce and perhaps chicken broth instead of water. If i were to make it again (I won't) I would also half the cumin and add a can of diced green chiles. Pros: N/A Cons: Too much cumin taco sauce?? it was not cool.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
The perfect quick meal I made this after coming home for a long day of errands. I was able to feed the very hungry family within 30 minutes start to finish. It was wonderful. I served it over rice with fresh cilantro and queso fresco cheese. It was a filling meal for sure. Will be making this again. Pros: Quick and Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2011
I love this recipe! It makes a distinctly flavored chili. I put half a can of fire roasted tomatoes in it and that made it extra good. Pros: Super easy delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2011
Best Chili! This is my go to recipe for chili when I don't make chili con carne. I used ground pork to make it more like true chili verde a green pepper no cayenne & salsa verde. (Be careful of the jarred salsa. It can vary in spicyness) It is a little spicy but it is so perfect on a cold winters day especially with home made corn bread or muffins. Pros: Excellent flavor Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This dish was PERFECT! Hubby and I both loved it. I love black beans so I added a can of that too. The onions and peppers add freshness and are so yummy. I will make this again and again it is the BEST dish I've made since I started cooking around 6 months ago. Michelle Sugar Land TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This tasted so good but I bought the green jalepeno salsa by mistake. this really makes it to spicy to eat for most people I managed a few bites my kids couldn't eat it at all. So be careful and pay attention to what salsa you get 16 oz of jalepenos is really to much! amy madisonville tn Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Great!!!! Sarah Evansville Great!!!! Sarah Evansville IN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I am obsessed with eating well's recipes. This one was middle of the road however. Granted I used ground turkey instead of beef and didn't have taco sauce so I used pico de gallo. I also added two diced summer squashes. I probably won't make this again. katvan Golden CO Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Very delicious and easy; even my husband has made this dish several times. We substitute black beans. Anonymous Folsom CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Fabulous! I used Frontera Green Salsa. I recommend all of their products. I served this with cornbread. Jenny Arcata CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
We loved it - used a jar of El Pinto mild green chili sauce. Judy Russell Fort Worth TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Just made this for dinner tonight. It is very flavorful and very easy. I left out the cayene and cumin (didn't have either) and used Thick and Chunky salsa verde their "medium" hot version. My husband and I liked it and I will make again. Anonymous Brentwood CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Had some extra ground beef in the house and wanted to make something quick. This recipe is PERFECT! For dinner I placed it over rice and for lunch the next day I placed it over a bed of spinach! So yummy! I will probably add more veggies to the recipe next time! Jenna Jackson New York NY Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Great recipe! I substituted ground turkey for the beef added two diced tomatillos and added half red pepper and half bell pepper and added an extra can of black beans. Delicious! Couldnt tell that it wasnt beef. Flexible recipe and its good for you. Michelle Katy TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Very good very easy a real crowd pleaser for a holiday caroling party. Would consider for a Super Bowl party. Amalia San Francisco CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made this for dinner and we thought it was great. I realized into cooking it I had no chili powder so omitted that ingredient and it was still great! I used the green taco sauce. I served it with tortillas grated cheese sour cream guacamole and regular salsa. Tina Albany OR Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Loved this!!! Very easy to make & had a great spicy flavor. I added some crushed tortilla chips to each bowl. Will definitely make this again! Dawn Charlotte NC Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is fantastic quick and easy to do after work or anytime. I kicked it a notch a 4 oz. can of diced jalapenos and two cans of beans pinto and black. Mmmmmmm and it's lo-Cal. Doug Torrance CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I love when healthy recipes are delicious and this one was! Very easy and quick. Under 40 minutes from start to finish including a quick healthy cornbread from scratch. The nutritional analysis states a serving has 516 mg sodium but if sodium intake isn't an issue for you I would suggest a bit of salt to season the ground beef. Dawn Richmond VA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
The description said it was slow cooked pork the ingredients said groung beef?? I'm confused. Peter Ann Arbor MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I thought this dish sounded good when I read the recipe and liking chili I decided to give it a try. All of the ingredients were easy to find at the local Wal Mart and it was just as easy to prepare. The only struggle I had was preparing the garlic. I made two pots. One using salsa verde and the other using a medium chunky salsa. Both were good but the one with the salsa verde was easily the better of the two. It has a more "seasoned" flavor. Oh if you don't like "hot" food don't let the use of cayenne scare you. The spicy taste is just right. Dan Wayne OH Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
this was delish! made just as the recipe states and added a can of black beans as well. herdez salsa verde is the best green salsa for the dish. don't listen to those negative reviews where they don't follow the recipe! lisa arlington va Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic! Husband and kids loved it. They've asked me to make it a weekly meal. Used Trader Joe's Green Salsa topped with cilantro and cheddar and served with warm tortillas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Good flavor. Had to add extra chili powder some jalapeno and scotch bonnets. I used Desert Pepper rio salsa which has a great flavor. If you're wanting to eat it as chili and not taco filling I'd recommend adding another can of beans though. Also threw in some fresh corn. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I would have to say this was AWESOME! I made it more as a soup added a little more enchilada sauce added cheese and sour cream to the top and then used a spoon and tortilla chips to eat it. Really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I am just learning to cook. It was simple to follow and the best part was that is was delicious. My husband and my daughter ate it both of whom are very picky. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I absolutely love this recipe. It's a simple chili recipe that doesn't take long. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good recipe. Used ground turkey and added a can of black beans and a can of diced tomatoes. Everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Absolutely LOVED this recipe - perfect perfect perfect!!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I tried out this receipe a few months ago and have made it 4x since. It's so delicious and perfect for a cold day. The flavors blend together beautifully! I love my chili topped with shredded cheese and sour cream. In order to up the protein and keep calories down I use non-fat greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved it! Next time I will double the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was really good. I used ground turkey instead of beef to lower the calories even more and then I used my own salsa made from rotel cilantro jalepeno's and onion. Very tasty and has stayed with me! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband and I both love this recipe! I have made it multiple times and double the batch. I never write a comment on things (that tells you how much I like this recipe!). I as well use ground turkey & extra chili pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Oh and an extra can of the beans! Very tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
THE BEST CHILI ever!!!!!!!!!!! I made this a week or so ago-- and everyone loved it. I changed up somethings and sorta doubled the recipe. I ended up using a GREEN SALSA and adding a can of diced tomatos among other things. BUT it was thick and filling- A GREAT MEAL! I just served with cornbread... but many ate it with chips! I can not stress enough how GREAT this recipe is!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This makes quite a bit...I thought for sure I would have left overs...NOPE! Everyone ate it up even my dad who usually doesn't like spicy food...the flavor is delicious and its very simple to make...my new favorite! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made it with no meat and three cans of beans! I also added a can of tomatoes and some frozen white corn. So yummy and easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful! I made it with no meat and three cans of beans. I also added some frozen white corn and a can of tomatoes. I will make this many many times! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very thick and filling. I felt that one can of beans left the chili rather sparse (I'm a big bean fan) so I put in two cans of beans. I tried it both as plain chili and wrapped in whole grain soft shell tortillas. I personally prefer it served in tortillas. Very delicious!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Amazing Amazing Amazing..I followed the recipe ALMOST exactly i substituted ground turkey instead and i added as a small can of baked beans. It was a fantastic mix and the perfect amount of spicy. I cannot say enough great things about this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love it's simple ingredients and yet amazing flavors!! oh and healthy! I always have salsa verde in my pantry after making this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved it! But the salsa I used was farrrr too spicy! Watch out! This chili's a scorcher! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Substituted soy "meat" crumbles for the ground beef since I'm a vegetarian and it was delish. My husband LOVED it which surprised me since he doesn't like verde sauce of any kind. Definitely will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Super easy recipe that has a great kick to it! Even using a salsa verde that was lower in Sodium than many of the others I found at the store it was still a bit on the salty side for my personal tastes. I toned it down with some frozen corn and a chopped tomato. Tasted great. Next time I think I'll try adding some cooked elbow noodles. I may not be able to legitimately call it "chili" after that but I think that'll better suit the needs of my more "delicate" palate.: ) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
LOVED THIS!!!! Substituted ground turkey for the beef little extra chili powder and cayenne...I am in cajun country and we like spice. We ate it on tortilla chips would be great on flour or corn tortillas too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I liked this recipe! I added 2 cans of beans because I only used 1/2 lb. ground meat. Tasted really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wow! So good. Since I'm a single gal I kept the amounts of the recipe the same but substituted half a lb of ground turkey perfect amount to bring lunch to work for a few days. I also added diced tomatoes and a can of gold & white corn. I used Herdez salsa verde my grocery store didn't carry too many options but this worked out well. Healthy delicious and super easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Not bad...it was pretty spicy but that was the goal. I added some cilantro into the mix and ate it with flour tortillas. Best thing is I have enough for the rest of the week! I will probably make this again sometime. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I have never commented on any recipe before and this is one of my FAVORITE recipes! My husband really likes it and he actually doesn't care for traditional chili but loves the spices etc. in this one. It's a keeper and I will continue to make it for years to come!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This has become a weekly favorite at our house. Everyone loves it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I too never post comments or reviews but had to share my enthusiasm for this recipe. It is simply delicious!!!! Definitely best chili I've ever tasted but also one of the best meals I've ever had! I make it with ground lean turkey to make it even healthier and I love love the flavor. The green enchilada sauce definitely complements the ground turkey. Instead of putting a dallop of sour cream I put greek plain yogurt instead which makes it yet another step healthier. During the fall/winter months I make this at the beginning of the week and divide it into Tupperware for lunches at work. I always look forward to my lunch unlike other days when I pack sandwiches or chicken dishes that dry out after microwaving. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
One of the best chili's I have had! My fiance has asked for it again this week. -Lindsey Austin Texas Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe is easy to make freezes well and tastes great. We love it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was so good. Thanks so much. My next time making this I'm gonna add a little more heat to it.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This is my absolute favorite chile recipe ever. My husband actually requests this meal! I definitely add more/various types of beans to the recipe and use more salsa verde because I like it spicy. Overall this recipe rocks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe was great and so quick. I used 94% lean ground turkey added some corn and also added a little tomato paste to thicken it up and give it some color. I only used an 8 oz jar of green taco sauce because I didn't realize it called for a 16oz. I had to add a little extra water. It still came out great. I think you can do a lot w/this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Fabulous and fast! I have an authentic from-scratch Chile Verde recipe that simply can't be beat but for a quick weeknight meal this was fabulous in my tummy! My husband and I both really enjoyed it. I always follow recipes exactly as they're written the first time I make them and this one gets 5 true stars...as is! Pros: Easy and quick to prepare Cons: Flavors aren't as rich as they would be from scratch Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This is a repeater! This is such a great base recipe but can also be updated by adding other fresh ingredients. We like corn and lots of cilantro in ours! And it's sooo easy to make. Perfect week night supper. Pros: easy and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great simple chili! I love spice and in the future would use some hot peppers and hot salsa... but otherwise this recipe is great! No hassle and just delicious! I looked forward every day to eating the leftovers:) Pros: easy delicious fast Cons: could be spicier Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
yum! i made this last night for the first time and it was soo delicious! I replaced the ground beef with ground chicken and used a fresh red salsa as i couldn't get salsa verde at my grocery store but it was still amazing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Yummy! This was sooo good! My husband ate ALL the leftovers before we could have them for another meal!!! Pros: great flavor addition with the salsa verde Cons: didn't make enough!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent but be careful of the sodium content First I really enjoyed this recipe and served it with a 1/2 cup of quinoa (with a squeeze of lime) like the EatingWell diet menu suggested. It was quick and easy to make and I loved the flavor. However I used a separate recipe calculator to determine the nutrition facts based on 90%-lean ground beef and found that the bottled salsa verde I used drastically increased the sodium content of the meal ( 500mg increased to 1600mg). When I make this in the future I'll use a homemade recipe for salsa verde to cut back on the sodium content. Pros: Quick Easy Tasty Cons: Sodium may be higher than reported Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious It was fantastic!! While cooking the beef onions and bell pepper I added about 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce to make it more flavorful. Smelled and tasted great. I also added a small can (4 tbsp) of tomato paste and about 2 tbsp of chile-garlic sauce to the recipe. Everyone loved it. Pros: I never had salsa verde before but it was very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Great jiffy chili! This was a very easy weeknight meal just as tasty as a chili simmered for hours. I used 2 lb ground beef and 2 cans beans and kept other ingredients in the stated quantities. Luckily I tasted the salsa verde before adding it as it was very hot. Ended up using half the jar and half a jar of mild red salsa. Added a bit of additional water to achieve the consistency I was looking for. With grated cheddar chopped green onions light sour cream and a side dish of raw veg dinner was on the table in a jiffy. Pros: Quick tasty features household ingredients Cons: Salsa verde varies in heat Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Awesome! This was really great. But I added scallions crushed red pepper a little but of garlic powder/salt cilantro tomatoes and a small can of regular salsa. Turned out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Best Chile EVER!! I'm very particular about chili. I live in the south so most chilis here are spicy and I don't like spicy. My husband is a HUGE chili fan and I wanted to find a healthy recipe for chili because we are both trying to eat heathier. This recipe was FANTASTIC!! It wasn't HOT and it wasn't "blah". I made one small change by adding an extra can of beans. (I used one can pinto and one can kidney.) Before I served it I lightly spinkled some shreaded cheese on top. I'm still new to cooking so whenever I make something I'll put some off to the side to bring to my mother. She raved about it even bringing some over to my grandparents who also loved it. My husband said it was the best chili he'd ever eaten and I completely agree. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
excellant LOVED IT!!! Ive never made chili before cause lets face it no one can make chili like my dad but i am SO GLAD i did. It is fantastic quick and simple. I did put extra lime juice and added ciltranto to it plus used Rotel instead of verde sauce but still awesome. However it was a little spicy for my kids so i might reduce the amount of heat next time. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
No saucy enough... This recipe made as is is not saucy enough or spicy enough. I should have added some things to touch it up. Tasted better on fritos as frito pie with cheese on top but this makes it very unhealthy. Tastes too boring on it's own. Pros: Great on Fritos as frito pie... Cons: too dry not spicy Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2011
Way too spicy....... I made this halving all of the spicy ingredients. I love the spice as does my husband but not kids not so much. It was the spiciest chile I have ever eaten! I have a recipe for chile that I make and it is no slouch but this was so spicy I almost couldn't eat it. It was very plain tasting not enough flavors and not enough beans. Pros: Smells amazing contains ground beef quick prep. time. Cons: Way too spicy not enough flavors not saucy like a red sauce chile. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Amazing Not a huge fan of beans but this was just the right amount. I made it last night for supper for my husband and I and his mother came over. We all loved it and I plan on making it a lot more! Pros: everything Read More