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

Great jiffy chili!

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.

Quick, tasty, features household ingredients

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.

I never had salsa verde before, but it was very good.
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!


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