Main dish, combination meal

Beef & Bean Chile Verde

Prep Time
20
Cook Time
10
Total Time
30

Overview

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.

Nutritional Information

4 Servings
1 ½ cups
Calories309
Carbohydrates29g
Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Mono Fat3g
Protein27g
Cholesterol64mg
Dietary Fiber6g
Potassium641mg
Sodium516mg

Ingredients

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
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper , or to taste
1 16-ounce jar green salsa , green enchilada sauce or taco sauce
¼ cup water
1 15-ounce can pinto or kidney beans , rinsed

Instructions

  • 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.