Beef & Bean Chile Verde

Aspen Ridge Natural Beef Recipe Beef Chili
Ground Beef
Low Calories

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes



This recipe gives Chile Verde an attitude adjustment by swapping out the pork (traditionally called for in this Mexican dish) with Aspen Ridge® lean ground beef. Cayenne and chili powder give this easy weeknight meal a little extra kick. Enjoy with cheese and homemade white corn tortillas.


  • 1 pound Aspen Ridge® 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


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. 2. 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. 3. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Profile

Diabetes appropriate | Low calorie | Low cholesterol | Low saturated fat | Heart healthy | Healthy weight | High fiber | High potassium | Gluten free Per serving: 307 calories; 8 g fat ( 3 g sat , 3 g mono ); 64 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 27 g protein; 6 g fiber; 516 mg sodium; 641 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A & Zinc (40% dv), Folate (20% dv), Potassium (18% dv). Carbohydrate Servings: 1 ½