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.
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.
93 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde
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!
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...
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!!
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.