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

95 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde


I loved the sweet and spiciness the green salsa gave this dish. We added some of the Trader Joe's tomato-less corn salsa for a little extra texture and flavor. AMAZING!! I will be making this again and again.

A recipe to keep in your file

This is a great recipe. It's so easy to change and make it your own. For example, I changed the amount of garlic to 3 cloves. I made it ahead of time and the flavors melded together beautifully. Did not have to spend time cooking when my guests arrived. Used Pace medium Salsa which is a perfect replacement for canned tomatoes that have a lot of sugar. Great for diabetics.

Great make ahead meal.
A new "go-to" chili recipe!

This was amazing! I've always used my mom's recipe but wanted to find one a bit thinner and with more diversity in flavor. This chili was perfect! I did make a few changes: ground turkey instead of beef, added salt & pepper (to taste) and added about 2 tbsp of Ketchup to add some sweetness. Perfect!

Delicious and easy

Green salsa made for a nice change from traditional chilli. Used 2 cans of kidney beans and added small can of organic tomato paste to thicken. (great idea shared by another member). Topped with a dollop of low-fat sour cream and shredded Monterey. Served with whole wheat saltine crackers

Simple ingredients, quick & easy to make, can feed a few or many :-)

This is a fast, easy, yummy & different take on regular old chili. I can only find green salsa with medium heat, so I omit the cayenne because we don't like food too spicy in our house.
Serve over brown rice with some lowfat cheddar & sour cream and scallions.


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