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Beef and bean chile verde

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Kidney Beans; Beef
Category Beans & Legumes; Meat
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Heart Healthy; High Fiber; High Protein; Gluten Free


  • 1 pound 93% 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

  • One 16-ounce jar gluten-free taco sauce 

  • 1/4 cup water 

  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed



  • In a large saucepan, cook beef, bell pepper and onion over medium heat for 8-10 minutes.

  • Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper, cooking for 30 seconds. Add taco sauce and water, and bring to a simmer.

  • Reduce heat, cover, and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add beans and cook 1-2 minutes until heated through. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 307 cal

  • Fat: 8g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 64mg

  • Sodium: 516mg

  • Potassium: 641mg

  • Carbohydrate: 29g

  • Fiber: 6g

  • Protein: 27g