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


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!

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
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!!

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.

The perfect quick meal

I made this after coming home for a long day of errands. I was able to feed the very hungry family within 30 minutes, start to finish. It was wonderful. I served it over rice with fresh cilantro and queso fresco cheese. It was a filling meal for sure. Will be making this again.

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