Beef and Bean Chili Verde

Dairy-Free | Gluten-Free | Main Dishes | Soups | No Added Sugars | High in Fiber

This recipe blends flavors and packs a nutritional punch as a source of iron, vitamin C, and fiber. Bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes bring color to the dish.

Beef and Bean Chili Verde
6
Servings
35 minutes
Total Time
$1.59
Cost per serving
Serving size:1 – 1 1/2 cup
Prep time:5 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Total time:35 minutes
Equipment:

Cutting board

Measuring cups and spoons

Can opener

Strainer

Large saucepan

Utensils:

Knife

Wooden mixing spoon

Serving Suggestion:

Brown rice

Ingredients

10 ounces ground beef or pork, 90% lean

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1 14.5 ounce can low-sodium diced tomatoes, with liquid

6 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tablespoon garlic powder)

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 3/4 cups green salsa (or 16 ounce jar of enchilada sauce)

1 15 ounce can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or 1 3/4 cups cooked)

1 1/2 cups frozen or canned corn, thawed and drained as needed

2 cups spinach or kale (optional)

Instructions

  1. Before you begin wash your hands, surfaces, utensils and vegetables.
  2. Cook meat in saucepan until brown. Drain fat.
  3. While meat is cooking, chop bell pepper and onion. If adding kale, tear or chop into bite size pieces.
  4. Add garlic, chili powder and cumin to saucepan. Cook about 15 seconds, until fragrant.
  5. Add bell pepper, onion and tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir frequently.
  6. Stir in salsa. Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Add beans and corn. Add spinach or kale if using. Cook until heated through.

Tips

  • Budget saver: use canned, frozen and fresh to stretch your food dollar.
  • Grow your own garden fresh pepper, corn, spinach or kale.
  • Green salsa is made from tomatillos.
Ingredients

What goes in Beef and Bean Chili Verde ?

White Onion
White Onion
Bell Pepper
Bell Pepper
Canned Corn
Canned Corn
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Pinto Beans
Pinto Beans

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
220
TOTAL FAT
6g
SODIUM
590mg
TOTAL CARBS
30g
PROTEIN
16g
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