Beef & Bean Chile Verde

January/February 2008

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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 your favorite hot sauce.

"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...
Beef & Bean Chile Verde

95 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde


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.

Fast, easy
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

Quick, hearty, very flavorful, leftover freezes well.

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.


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!

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...

Fast, easy, and low cal, only 7 points for WW

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