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Beef & Bean Chile Verde

January/February 2008

Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (506 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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 Recipe

85 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde

09/21/2009
Anonymous

Loved this!!! Very easy to make & had a great spicy flavor. I added some crushed tortilla chips to each bowl. Will definitely make this again!

Dawn, Charlotte, NC

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

This is fantastic, quick and easy to do after work or anytime. I kicked it a notch a 4 oz. can of diced jalapenos and two cans of beans, pinto and black. Mmmmmmm, and it's lo-Cal.

Doug, Torrance, CA

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

I love when healthy recipes are delicious, and this one was! Very easy and quick. Under 40 minutes from start to finish including a quick healthy cornbread from scratch. The nutritional analysis states a serving has 516 mg sodium, but if sodium intake isn't an issue for you, I would suggest a bit of salt to season the ground beef.

Dawn, Richmond, VA

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

The description said it was slow cooked pork, the ingredients said groung beef?? I'm confused.

Peter, Ann Arbor, MI

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

I thought this dish sounded good when I read the recipe, and liking chili I decided to give it a try. All of the ingredients were easy to find at the local Wal Mart and it was just as easy to prepare. The only struggle I had was preparing the garlic. I made two pots. One using salsa verde, and the other using a medium chunky salsa. Both were good, but the one with the salsa verde was easily the better of the two. It has a more "seasoned" flavor. Oh, if you don't like "hot" food, don't let the use of cayenne scare you. The spicy taste is just right.

Dan, Wayne, OH

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