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Beef & Bean Chile Verde

January/February 2008

Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (521 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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 Recipe

88 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde

04/10/2012
Anonymous

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.

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02/13/2012
Anonymous

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!

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02/05/2012
Anonymous
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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01/15/2012
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!!

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12/19/2011
Anonymous
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.

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