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.
Beef & Bean Chile Verde
From EatingWell: January/February 2008
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.
94 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde
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.
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.
This was sooo good! My husband ate ALL the leftovers before we could have them for another meal!!!