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

96 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde


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.


Totally hearty and delicious! As other reviewers wrote, I added a bit of tomato paste and some corn. Also made it with lean ground turkey. I used that fontina brand green salsa. I'll make this again for sure.

Fast, easy
Beef & Bean Chile Verde

Great food to feed a lot of people, serve with fresh bread, or tortillas, sprinkle with a mild cheese, or sharp cheddar, also great the next morning served with fried eggs. I always get many compliments when I serve this. Thanks

Quick, hearty, very flavorful, leftover freezes well.

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.


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!


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