Daily Archives: July 27, 2010

Beef & Bean Chile Verde-it’s whats for dinner!

Do you get tired of trying to come up with quick, low calorie, healthy yummy ideas for dinner?  Well, so do I – this recipe is as good as I hoped!

I wanted to share it with you.

4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground beef
  • 2 large red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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; 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

Per serving : 307 Calories; 8 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 64 mg Cholesterol; 29 g Carbohydrates; 27 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 516 mg Sodium; 641 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat just before serving.
  • We serve ours over baked tortilla chips.  Rice would be yummy too!  And a side of Cornbread if I dare to dream.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!