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...
Beef & Bean Chile Verde
From EatingWell: January/February 2008
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.
91 Reviews for Beef & Bean Chile Verde
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!!
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.
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.
I love this recipe! It makes a distinctly flavored chili. I put half a can of fire roasted tomatoes in it and that made it extra good.