Beef & Bean Chile Verde


Beef & Bean 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.  Ted and I really liked it as this was a new twist on chili for us.  It was warm for sure on this lovely fall day. If you are not a fan of heat in your food, you probably would want to skip the green salsa.   It was delicious with some cheddar cheese and sour cream on top!   Enjoyed the heck out of it! 


    • 1 pound 93%-lean ground beef
    • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
    • 1 16-ounce jar green salsa, green enchilada sauce or taco sauce
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 15-ounce can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed


  •  Cook beef, bell pepper and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne; cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Stir in salsa (or sauce) and water; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Per serving: 379 calories; 12 g fat(4 g sat); 6 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 36 g protein; 75 mcg folate; 87 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1936 IU vitamin A; 57 mg vitamin C; 80 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 682 mg sodium; 774 mg potassium

Original Recipe from Eating Well


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