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

97 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde

Excellent, but be careful of the sodium content

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.

Quick, Easy, Tasty

This was sooo good! My husband ate ALL the leftovers before we could have them for another meal!!!

great flavor addition with the salsa verde

i made this last night for the first time and it was soo delicious! I replaced the ground beef with ground chicken and used a fresh red salsa as i couldn't get salsa verde at my grocery store, but it was still amazing!

Great simple chili!

I love spice and in the future would use some hot peppers and hot salsa... but otherwise, this recipe is great! No hassle and just delicious! I looked forward every day to eating the leftovers :)

easy, delicious, fast
Fabulous and fast!

I have an authentic from-scratch Chile Verde recipe that simply can't be beat, but for a quick weeknight meal, this was fabulous in my tummy! My husband and I both really enjoyed it. I always follow recipes exactly as they're written the first time I make them, and this one gets 5 true is!

Easy and quick to prepare

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