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

89 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde

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.

Smells amazing, contains ground beef, quick prep. time.
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.

Great on Fritos as frito pie...

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.

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.


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.


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