Beef and bean chili verde in a white bowl with green onion garnish

Beef & Bean Chili Verde

Beef and bean chili verde in a white bowl with green onion garnishing

We’ve bean thinking… it’s about time you treated yourself to this hearty and delicious meal. Chilly weather calls for chili inspired meals. Pick up your ingredients today!


2 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 green and/or yellow bell peppers, diced

1 large red onion, diced

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1¾ pounds 96% lean ground beef

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 cans (4 ounces each) diced mild green chiles

1 cup salsa verde

1 cup water 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed

8 teaspoon salt

Optional garnishes: sliced green onions, diced tomatoes and/or chopped fresh cilantro leaves


In large sauce-pot, heat oil over medium heat.

Add bell peppers and onion, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano, and cook 1 minute.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of wooden spoon. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute.

Stir in chiles, salsa and water, and heat to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beans and salt. Cook 5 minutes.

Serve chili topped with green onions, tomatoes and/or cilantro, if desired.

Makes about 10 cups. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 234 Calories, 6g Fat (1g Saturated), 39mg Cholesterol, 439mg Sodium, 24g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 22g Protein