Today I was feeling like I needed something warm and hearty...after lots of Googling, I found a recipe for Beef & Bean Chile Verde...now usually Chile Verde to us, Mexicanas, means pork in a green tomatillo sauce...well, you won't find pork or tomatillos in this recipe...
|The Final Product|
The ingredients are as follows:
1 pound 93% fat-free ground beef (the percentage of fat is important because you will NOT be draining the beef)
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste (I ended up using 1/2 tsp, but it could use more if you want it spicier)
1-16 can of green enchilada sauce or green salsa
1/4 cup water
1-15oz can of whole pinto beans, rinsed
Monterey Jack Cheese
Chopped Purple Onion
Tortilla Chips instead of tortillas, yum!
|Yes, I used canned beans..shhh,...don't tell my momma!|
Cook beef, bell pepper, and yellow onion in a large saucepan over medium heat, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, cook until browned.
Stir in green enchilada sauce/salsa and water. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cover, stirring occasionally. Cook another 10-15 minutes. Add beans & cook through.
|Adding the green enchilada sauce|
That's it! So easy and so good!! So its not exactly the Chile Verde we're used to, it comes out a bit more like Chili, but it sure is delicious! Pure yumminess!!
Give it a try...Let me know if you like it...& if you have a recipe that you love..I'd be glad to try it out..just email it over!